The program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health or Health Sciences is designed to prepare students for entry into graduate and/or professional schools and/or employment. The curriculum provides the student with a broad background in health services administration, environmental control, epidemiology and communicable disease control, community health education, public health law, and current health issues.
The program in Public Health includes three concentrations: Health Systems Management, Community Health, and Health Sciences with Pre- Physical Therapy and Pre-Occupational Therapy. The School of Public Health’s Health Systems Management degree option is accredited by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Students must complete a School application and attain sophomore standing before being admitted to the program.
The School of Public Health prepares students for positions in health systems management, community health education and health sciences (pre-professional) through practical experience and education. The School provides the highest quality of undergraduate education based on excellence in teaching, applied research, and services. The School emphasizes service to Louisiana, while serving students from throughout the United States and other countries.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Apply basic skills, research skills and knowledge of health services related to the public health profession.
- Demonstrate required knowledge for admission into graduate and professional schools.
- Show readiness for undergraduate entry-level careers that require a background in the knowledge of Public Health.
Graduation Requirements for the Bachelor of Science Degree
Completion of all program requirements as specified in the Public Health curricula, including a grade of “C” or better in all major and additional coursework. Students must earn at least the minimum passing grade, as described in the University Catalog and General Education Core which requires students earn a “C” or better to satisfy the English Core requirement.