University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    
    Dec 08, 2022  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Public Health, B.S.


The Public Health degree offers an integrated program of study in the multidimensional aspects of population health, health promotion, and disease/disability prevention. It is suited for students who are interested in epidemiology, social & behavioral health, environmental health, health administration, health policy, and/or biostatistics. A degree in public health is appropriate for students who are interested in working in a wide range of settings including universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and health care settings.

Student Learning Outcomes


  1. Public Health Communication: Students should be able to communicate public health information, in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences.
  2. Public Health Information Literacy: Students should be able to locate, use, evaluate and synthesize public health information.
  3. Public Health Data: Students should be able to use and interpret public health data.

Contact Information


School of Public Health
203 Lombardi
(775) 784-4041, Ext. 223

Health Sciences Advising, OB 104,
askDHS@unr.edu

Transfer to the University of Nevada, Reno


Use the transfer agreement  and the degree planner (available by clicking  at the top right of this page) to build your plan for graduation with your advisor. Course substitutions not identified on the transfer agreement require UNR advisor approval.

If a major-to-major transfer agreement is not available for your transfer institution, please check the General Core agreement   if available. If neither is available, access Transferology to assist in your planning.

Graduation Requirements


  • Total Units | 120
  • Cumulative GPA | 2.0
  • University GPA | 2.0
  • Major GPA | 2.0
  • Residency Requirement | 30 Upper-Division Units at UNR
  • Major Residency Requirement | 15 Upper-Division Units in the major at UNR
  • Upper-Division Requirement | 40 Upper-Division Units
  • Half Program Units/4 Year Institution | 60 Units

I. Core General Education Requirements (25-28 units)


NOTE: Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog for information regarding the “Core English and Math Completion Policy  .”

Students in this major must meet all Core Objectives (CO1 through CO14). Courses satisfying Core Objectives are designated (e.g., CO9) in General Catalog curricula and course description.

A. Composition & Communication; Critical Analysis & Use of Information (3-6 units) - CO1, CO3


D. Cultures, Societies, & Individuals (3 units) - CO6


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO6  courses.

E. Artistic Composition, Interpretation, & Expression (3 units) - CO7


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO7  courses.

F. History & Culture; Constitution (6 units) - CO5, CO8


Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Core Requirements (9 units maximum)


Students must take courses that satisfy the following Core Objectives. Some or all of these Core Objectives may be satisfied in the Major Requirements (Section IV). Refer to the Core Curriculum   chapter in this catalog.

A. Science, Technology & Society - CO9


B. Diversity & Equity - CO10


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO10  courses.

C. Global Context - CO11


Refer to the Core Curriculum chapter for a list of approved CO11  courses.

D. Ethics - CO12


F. Application - CO14


Choose one course:

III. Additional Division Requirements (0 units)


IV. Major Requirements (66 units)


A. Required Public Health (30 units)


B. Additional Science & Math (18 units)


Please check with your advisor for guidance on selecting courses in this section (Part IV. B). Most of the courses listed have pre-requisites and proper sequencing is required.

  • Units used to meet the Core Curriculum or the Related Disciplines requirements may not be reused here.
  • At least 3 of the required 18 units must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.
  • It is recommended that students select one of the following suggested tracks:
    • chronic disease and nutrition;
    • environmental health;
    • infectious disease and biology;
    • pre-professional and laboratory sciences;
    • data science;
    • behavioral health sciences
  • Health Sciences advisors can provide students with details on suggested tracks.

ii. Additional Science & Math (15 units)


Earn at least 15 units in courses with the following prefixes APST, BCH, BIOL, CHEM, MATH, MICR, PHYS, STAT, AND/OR the specific courses included in the list below.

C. Public Health Electives (6 units)


Units used to meet the Capstone Integration & Synthesis CO13 requirement above may not be reused here.

D. Related Disciplines (12 units)


Earn at least 12 units in courses with the following prefixes:

ANTH, APST, ATMS, BCH, BIOL, BME, BUS, CAS, CHEM, COM, ECON, EPY, ENV, ETS, GEOG, GERO, HDFS, JOUR, KIN, MATH, MICR, NRES, NUTR, PED, PHAR, PHIL, PHYS, PSC, PSY, SW, SOC, SPA, STAT, WMST. 

  • at least 6 of the required 12 units must be earned in courses numbered 300-499.
  • units used to meet the Core Curriculum or Additional Science & Math requirements above may not be reused here.

Please check prerequisites for specific courses.

V. Minor Requirements (0 units)


VI. General Electives (17-20 units)


 Contact your advisor for a list of recommended electives.

VII. Recommended Schedule


Use the Planner in MyNEVADA to build a custom graduation plan. Review and adjust the plan in each academic advisement session.

A. First Year


Fall Semester (15-17 units)


Spring Semester (16 units)


B. Second Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15-17 units)


C. Third Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (15 units)


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


Spring Semester (14 units)


  • Public Health Elective (3 units)
  • 300-400 Level Additional Science & Math (3 units)
  • General Elective (2 units)
  • 300-400 Level General Elective (3 units)
  • 300-400 Level Related Disciplines Elective (3 units)