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Undergraduate Catalog 2015-2016

Public Health Science, Shady Grove

5127 Building III, 301 738-614

Acting Associate Director: Lynn Cook

School of Public Health
Universities at Shady Grove
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Bldg III Room 5127

Acting Associate Director:  Lynn Cook, MHS, CHES
Program Coordinator:  Sivan Pavan 
Interim Director:  Dr. Barbara Alving
Assistant Dean:  Dr. Coke Farmer

The Major

The Public Health Science degree is a science-based program which prepares students to work in the field of public health. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Science which prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of public health professions and settings, including at the local, state, federal, and international level in aspects of disease prevention, health promotion, environmental protection, emergency preparedness, and wellness, as well as a host of other public health related areas.  

All Public Health Science majors must complete some basic core science and supporting classes prior to matriculating at the Universities at Shady Grove program. Requirements for the Public Health Science major at Shady Grove include:  

I.  Completion of University General Education Requirements

II. Completion of Program Prerequisites

HLTH130 Intro to Public Community Health  3
HLTH230 Intro to Health Behavior  3
BSCI105 Principles of Biology  4
CHEM131/132 General Chemistry with Lab  4
BSCI201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4
BSCI202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4
BSCI223 Microbiology  4
STAT200 or Statistics or  3
 MATH220  Calculus  3
ANTH260 OR SOCY100 Intro to Socio Anthropology OR Intro to Sociology  3

III. The Public Health Science Program

Public Health Foundations

SPHL401 History of Public Health         3
MIEH300 Intro to Environmental Health  3
HLSA302 Intro to Health Policy and Services  3
EPIB301 Epidemiology for Public Health Practice    3
EPIB300 Biostatistics for Public Health Practice  3

Public Health Science Core

SPHL498X Essentials of Public Health Biology     3
KNES360 Physiology of Physical Activity  3
SPHL400 Intro to Global Health  3
SPHL402 Public Health Emergency Preparedness    3
SPHL498F Social, Political & Ethical Issues in Public Health  3

Public Health Science Electives

SPHL410 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation 3
SPHL498X Food, Policy, & Public Health  3
HLTH377 Human Sexuality  3
HLTH434 Intro to Public Health Informatics  3
SPHL498L Fundamentals of Health Communication  3

Advising:  Advising is mandatory for each student. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Mr. Sivan Pavan at (301) 738-6181, or spavan@umd.edu .

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