Health Education and Promotion: Public Health, BS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.75
Total Hours: 120

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
Select one of the following:3
Composition II
Critical Analysis and Writing II
Technical Writing
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
Math or STAT course designated (A)6
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN)4
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Course designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal41
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Minimum GPA 2.75 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
EDUC 1111First Year Seminar1
BCOM 3113Written Communication3
ECON 1113The Economics of Social Issues (S)3
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4
MGMT 3013Fundamentals of Management (S)3
MKTG 3213Marketing (S)3
MSIS 2103Business Data Science Technologies3
or EDTC 4113 Applications of Media and Technology
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
BIOL 3204Physiology4
Hours Subtotal28
Major Requirements
Minimum GPA of 2.75 with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
or BIOL 3214 Human Anatomy
HLTH 2213Introduction to Public Health3
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
HLTH 3613Community Health3
HLTH 3623School Health Programs3
HLTH 3643Health Behavior Theory3
HLTH 3723Principles of Epidemiology3
HLTH 3913Alcohol and Drug Education3
HLTH 4233Health and Sexuality (DS)3
HLTH 4533Psychosocial Issues in Public Health3
HLTH 4880Internship in Public Health: Public Health (12 hours)12
HLTH 4902Pre-Internship Seminar2
HLTH 4973Program Design in Public Health3
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Principles of Exercise Testing and Prescription
Health Issues in Diverse Populations (D)
Understanding HIV (DS)
Health Issues in Gerontology
Nutrition Across the Life Span
Hours Subtotal51
Total Hours120

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours of upper-division course work.
  • Required for enrollment in HLTH 4880 Internship in Public Health: Public Health 
    1. Documentation of current first aid/CPR certification; and
    2. 2.75 GPA in Major Requirements, 2.75 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements, & 2.75 Overall GPA.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.75 Overall GPA;
    2. 2.75 GPA in College/Departmental Requirements; and
    3.  2.75 GPA in Major Requirements.
  • The student must earn minimum grades of “C” or “P” in the College/Departmental Requirements and Major Requirements.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.