Feb 02, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

FYG - Public Health, BS


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Program Code: 830A Department Chair: Dr. Kelly Cole 
CIP Code: 51.2201 828-262-7154   colekj@appstate.edu
Non-Teaching Program Director: Dr. Adam Hege
  828-262-7102   hegeba@appstate.edu

 

Semester One [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 2000 - Introduction to Public Health (3) [GenEd: SS]   C Yes Counts toward Gen Ed Liberal Studies
UCO 1200 - First Year Seminar (3)       First Year Seminar
Gen Ed (3)     Liberal Studies
Gen Ed (3)     Integrative Learning
General Science Inquiry (4)     Begins Gen Ed Science Requirement

 

Semester Two [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
NUT 2202 - Nutrition and Health (3)     Yes Completes 2 credit Gen Ed Wellness Literacy
RC 1000 - Expository Writing (3)       First Year Writing
Gen Ed (3)     Liberal Studies
Gen Ed (3)     Completes Gen Ed Liberal Studies
General Science Inquiry (4)     Completes Gen Ed Science Requirement

 

Semester Three [16 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 2400 - Professional Development in Public Health (3)    C Yes  
RC 2001 - Introduction to Writing Across the Curriculum (3)       Sophomore Writing
STT 2820 - Reasoning with Statistics (4)     Yes Gen Ed Quantitative Literacy
Minor or Guided Elective Course (3)      
Gen Ed (3)     Integrative Learning

 

Semester Four [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 2200 - Chronic and Infectious Disease (3)   C Yes  
PH 2300 - Communication in Public Health (3)    C Yes  
PH 3250 - Community Health (3)   C Yes  
PH 3700 - Foundations in Health Behavior (3)   C Yes  
Gen Ed (3)     Completes Gen Ed Integrative Learning

 

Semester Five [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 3130 - Environmental Health (3)   C Yes  
PH 3330 - Biostatistics (3)   C Yes  
Minor or Guided Elective Course (3)      
Minor or Guided Elective Course (3)      
Free Elective (3)      

 

Semester Six [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min grade Major GPA Important Notes
HCM 2110 - Introduction to Health System Organization (3)   C Yes  
PH 3800 - Public Health Interventions I (3) [WID]   C Yes Writing in the Discipline
PH 4200 - Principles of Epidemiology (3)   C Yes  
PH Applied Course (3) C Yes  
Minor or Guided Elective (3)      

 

Semester Seven [15 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 4600 - Health Policy, Ethics and Law (3)    C Yes  
PH 4800 - Public Health Interventions II (3)   C Yes  
PH Applied Course (3) C Yes  
Minor or Guided Elective Course (3)      
Minor or Guided Elective Course (3)      

 

Semester Eight [12 Hours]


Course Subject, Title and Credit Hours Min Grade Major GPA Important Notes
PH 4900 - Internship (3-12) [CAP]    S Yes  
PH Applied Course (3) C Yes  
Free Elective (3)      

 

General Requirements Summary


Minimum Total Hours Gen Ed Hours Writing Minimum Major GPA  Minimum Overall GPA
120 44 RC 1000   , RC 2001  and PH 3800   2.50 2.50

 

General Education Program Model [44 Hours]


Program Categories Hours Important Notes- Be sure to check for Gen Ed courses required in your major
First Year Seminar 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year
First Year Writing 3 Can be taken first or second semester of freshman year
Wellness Literacy 2  
Quantitative Literacy 4  
Sophomore Writing 3  
Integrative Learning Experience 9 Must choose a minimum of two disciplines
Liberal Studies Experience 12 Must Choose a minimum of three disciplines
Science Inquiry  
You must also meet the Fine Arts, Literary Studies, Historical Studies, and the Social Science Designations. Those may be met within the Integrative Learning Experience and the Liberal Studies Experience.

 

Additional Notes


  • PH GPA requirements: 2.5 cumulative GPA required for declaration and 2.5 cumulative GPA required for graduation. There are no GPA retention requirements. The Beaver College of Health Sciences requires a minimum 2.0 major GPA for graduation. 
  • PH grade requirements: All PH majors must earn a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in all PH core courses.
  • 15 s.h. of guided electives or a minor is required. If a minor is chosen that requires more or less than 15 hours, general electives will need to be adjusted accordingly.
  • 18 s.h. in major and 9 s.h. in minor must be at ASU.
  • 50 s.h. must be earned from a Senior Institution and 25% of the degree hours must be in residency at ASU.
  • As stated in the catalog, the final responsibility for meeting graduation requirements remains with the student.

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