Undergraduate Degree Requirements

36 major credits (45 credits with related degree requirements) are required to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Public Health.

Public Health Related Courses (9 credits)

PSY 100 – Survey of Psychology (3 cr) (DS)
MATH 140 or higher – Precalculus or higher (3 cr) (FS)
Statistics – PH 350, ECON 321, EDEP 429, NREM 310 or SOCS 225/PSY 225 (3 cr)

Public Health Major Core Courses (24 credits)

PH 201 – Intro to Public Health (3 cr)
PH 202 – Public Health Issues in Hawai‘i (3 cr)
PH 203 – Global Health (3 cr)
PH 310 – Introduction to Epidemiology (3 cr)
PH 341 – Public Health Biology and Pathophysiology (3 cr) (DB)
PH 480 – Application of Public Health Principles in Research and Practice (3 cr)
PH 485 – Public Health Applied Learning Experience (3 cr)
PH 489 – Public Health Undergraduate Capstone Seminar (3 cr)

Public Health Elective Courses (12 credits)

PH 301 – Seminar in Public Health Issues (3 cr)
PH 305 – Native Hawaiian and Indigenous Health (3 cr)
PH 330 - Health Systems (3 cr)

PH 340 – Public Health and the Environment (3 cr)
PH 350 – Statistical Methods for Public Health (3 cr)
PH 410 – Advanced Epidemiology (3 cr)
PH 411 – Nutrition and Disease Prevention (3 cr)
PH 420 – Health Education and Health Promotion (3 cr)
PH 421 – Planning & Evaluating PH Programs (3 cr)
PH 430 – Health Policy and Management (3 cr)
PH 492 (Alpha) – Current Issues & Topics in PH (variable credit)
PH 499 – Directed Reading (variable credit)  

Since public health is by nature interdisciplinary, students will be encouraged to take electives in areas outside the department. Students can refer to the list of recommended electives offered in other departments to complete their 12 credits of advisor-approved upper division public health electives.

Sample Four-Year Academic Plan

BA in Public Health Program Sheet