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BS Public Health

Biological, Environmental, and Earth Sciences

The purpose of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health is to provide a program for students who are interested in health-related areas of study. This program of study will support public health and wellness professionals, each of which continues to be in great demand both in the state and nationally. Moreover, the USC Aiken Public Health program will allow students to choose a Science or Community Health concentration which will provide specific coursework for students interested in a career in health care (Community Health), or those interested in more applied training (Science concentration). Importantly, a BS in Public Health will provide a program for students who are interested in a career in the health sciences, but who are not focused on clinical careers such as nursing or medicine.

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Total Credit Hours Required: 120

Curriculum by Year

Course Name

Credit Hours

Course Name

Credit Hours

Course Name

Credit Hours

Year 1

Fall

Spring

Summer

BIOL A243

4

BIOL A244

4

   

CHEM A101 or A111

4

STAT A201

3

   

MATH A108

3

ENGL A102

3

   

ENGL A101

3

SOCY A101

3

   
   

PSYC A101

3

   

Total Semester Hours

14

Total Semester Hours

16

Total Semester Hours

 

Year 2

Fall

Spring

Summer

BIOL A250

4

PUBH A201

3

   

COMM A201 or A244

3

PUBH A301

3

   

EXSC A201

3

ENGL A462

3

   

SPAN A101

4

SPAN A102

4

   
   

Concentration-specific course

3

   

Total Semester Hours

14 

Total Semester Hours

16 

Total Semester Hours

 

Year 3

Fall

Spring

Summer

PUBH A325

3

PUBH A360

3

   

PUBH A330

3

PUBH A405

3

   

PUBH A350

3

Humanities

3

   

Humanities

3

American Political Institutions

3

   

HIST A101 or A102

3

Concentration-specific course

3

   

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

 

Year 4

Fall

Spring

Summer

PUBH A480

3

PUBH A499

3

   

PUBH A482

3

Concentration-specific course

3

   

Concentration-specific course

3

Humanities

3

   

Humanities

3

Elective

3

   

Elective

3

Elective

3

   

Total Semester Hours

15

Total Semester Hours

15