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Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014

Public Health Science, Shady Grove

301 738-6162

Dr. Jennifer Todd

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

Dr. Jennifer Todd, Program Director
Dr. Coke Farmer, Assistant Dean  

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

HLTH 130 Intro to Public Community Health  3
HLTH 230 Intro to Health Behavior  3
BSCI 105 Principles of Biology  4
CHEM 131/132 General Chemistry with Lab  4
BSCI 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I  4
BSCI 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II  4
BSCI 223 Microbiology  4
STAT 200 or Statistics or  3
 MATH 220  Calculus  3
ANTH 260 Intro to Socio Anthropology  3

III. The Public Health Science Program

Public Health Foundations

SPHL 401   History of Public Health         3
MIEH 300   Intro to Environmental Health  3
HLSA 302   Intro to Health Policy and Services  3
EPIB 301   Epidemiology for Public Health Practice    3
EPIB 300   Biostatistics for Public Health Practice  3

Public Health Science Core

SPHL 498X   Essentials of Public Health Biology  3
KNES 360   Physiology of Physical Activity  3
SPHL 400   Intro to Global Health  3
SPHL 402   Public Health Emergency Preparedness  3
SPHL 405   Public Health Internship  3
SPHL 409   Social, Political & Ethical Issues in Public Health  3

Public Health Science Electives

SPHL 410 Public Health Program Planning & Evaluation  3
SPHL 498X Food, Policy, & Public Health  3
HLTH 377 Human Sexuality  3
HLTH 434 Intro to Public Health Informatics  3
HLTH 472 Health and Medical Terminology  3
SPHL 498X Intro to Global Health Communication  3

AdvisingAdvising is mandatory for each student. Please contact the Program Director, Dr. Todd at (301) 738-6162, or jtodd@umd.edu

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