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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2022-2024 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Programs of Study Public Health 832 Graduation Requirements for the Major  

Graduation Requirements for the Major

Major Requirements (58-61 credits)

The major in public health is offered by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.  It involves a total of 12-15 credits in prerequisite courses that students must complete (with grades of C or better in each of them) prior to declaring the major, plus 9 additional required courses (31 credits), plus five public health elective courses (15 credits). 

The prerequisite courses for the major are as follows:   
  • 01:355:101 Expository Writing or equivalent (3)
  • 10:775:205  Basic Statistical Methods (4) or any 200-level or higher statistics course
  • One human biology course (3-4) (see approved human biology courses in Degree Navigator)
  • One chemistry course (3-4)
    • 160:127 Impact of Chemistry (3)
    • 160:128 Chemistry of Life (3)
    • 160:161 or 162 General Chemistry I or II (4)

The major core requirements are as follows:
  • 10:832:201  Principles of Public Health (3)
  • 10:832:212  Health Disparities (3)
  • 10:832:240  Global Health Perspectives (3)
  • 10:832:335  Epidemiology (3)
  • 10:832:339  Public Health Literature (3) or
    01:355:302  Scientific and Technical Writing (3) or
    01:355:303  Writing for Business and the Professions (3) or
    01:355:315  Writing Grant Proposals (3) or other preapproved writing course
  • 10:832:356  Public Health Law & Ethics (3)
  • 10:775:395  Research Methods (4)
  • 10:775:450  Leadership Seminar (3)
  • 10:775:499  Professional Practice Internship (6)
The five elective courses (at least three of which must be at the 300 level or above) must be public health (subject code 832) courses.

For additional information about the major in public health, please refer to the Edward J. Bloustein School section of the catalog.

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