Program Prerequisite: Completion of general education requirements and prerequisite courses listed below. An application for the program is required upon completion of general education and prerequisites. A cohort designation for the major will be made upon receipt and processing of the program application. Students will not be allowed to register for classes in the major without designation of this cohort.
All students admitted within the WSU Health Administrative Services department may be required to comply with a departmental background check and drug screen test prior to internship or other professional practice experience. If the background check reveals a history of convicted criminal actions, or the drug test results are positive for controlled substances, then the students may be dismissed from the program and will not be entitled to any refunds of tuition or other fees. Most Health Care and Public Health employers have this same requirement as a condition of employment.
Minor: Not required.
Grade Requirement: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for all emphases (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable), in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
Credit Hour Requirements: A total of 120 credit hours are required for graduation. A total of 40 upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above). Please see requirements listed below.
- Program Code: 2053BS
- CIPC: 512201
Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor annually for course and program advisement. Call 801-626-7242 for more information or to schedule an appointment. (Also refer to the Department Advisor Referral List.)
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Declare your program of study. In addition, the following steps are required:
- Schedule an appointment for academic advisement with a member of the Department of Health Administrative Services faculty.
- Make application to the program and the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions.
- Overall GPA of 2.75 is required.
All general education courses should be completed before applying to the BSPH program. Refer to Degree and General Education Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. Some of the courses required by this program may also fulfill general education requirements. Check with a department advisor if you have questions.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Communicate public health information in both oral and written forms and through a variety of media, to diverse audiences
- Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information
- Describe public health application of quantitative and qualitive data
- Describe implications of policies, programs, and services and advocate for the implementation
- Explain the ways public health, healthcare, and other organizations can work together to assure the health of individuals and the population