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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog


DEGREE: Bachelor of Public Health

MAJOR: Public Health

Requirements

General Requirements (44 credits)

General education requirements for the Department of Public Health Sciences follow those outlined by the university in this catalog.

Departmental Requirements

You are required to complete the following Public Health Sciences core courses. Of the 120 credits required for the degree, you must have a minimum of 48 upper division credit hours (300- and 400-level courses).

Prerequisite Courses (15 credits)

A ST 251GStatistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences

3 cr.

or

A ST 311Statistical Applications

3 cr.

 

PHLS 150GPersonal Health and Wellness

3 cr.

 

PHLS 275Foundations of Health Education

3 cr.

or

PHLS 375Foundations of Community Health Education

3 cr.

 

PHLS 395Foundations of Public Health

3 cr.

MATH 120Intermediate Algebra

3 cr.

A ST 311: does not meet the Common Core Area II

Public Health Education Core (25 credits)

PHLS 471Health Informatics

3 cr.

PHLS 473Health Program Planning

3 cr.

PHLS 475Methods of Community Health Education

3 cr.

PHLS 476Theoretically-Based Interventions

3 cr.

PHLS 478Health Program Evaluation and Research

3 cr.

PHLS 496Community Health Education Field Experience

1-6 cr.

PHLS 497Senior Seminar in Community Health Education

1 cr.

PHLS 499Problems in Health Education

3 cr.

Public Health Core (15 credits)

PHLS 450Epidemiology

3 cr.

PHLS 451Biometrics and Health Research

3 cr.

PHLS 452Environmental Health

3 cr.

PHLS 457Administration of Health Programs

3 cr.

PHLS 459Infectious and Noninfectious Disease Prevention

3 cr.

Select one (1) of the following (3 credits) Cultural Foundations Course Requirements

PHLS 461Health Disparities: Determinants and Interventions

3 cr.

PHLS 462Hispanic Health Issues

3 cr.

PHLS 464VCross-Cultural Aspects of Health

3 cr.

PHLS 465International Health Problems

3 cr.

PHLS 466International Health Practicum

1-3 cr.

PHLS 467Rural Health Issues

3 cr.

PHLS 468Coping with Loss and Grief: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

3 cr.

PHLS 469U.S.-Mexico Border Health Issues

3 cr.

Elective (24 credits)

An additional 24 credit hours of elective courses are required. You must select additional electives to bring your total number of credit hours to the University requirement of 120. Students are encouraged to select additional PHLS and GERO courses to satisfy the elective requirement. Students with an associate degree in an allied health field may transfer up to 24 credit hours of electives.