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Core Courses

SPHU 1010 Introduction to Public Health (3) 
Faculty: M. Dal Corso, L. Cropley, E. Gleckler, E. Silvestre
Semester: Fall, Spring 
Prerequisite(s): None

SPHU 1020 The Cell, The Individual, and The Community (3) 
 Faculty: L. Cropley, L. Moses, L. Rajan, A. Ruth, C. Herrera, S. Michaels
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): None

SPHU 2150 Foundations of Environmental Health (3)
Faculty: T. Aw, S. Sherchan, J. Wickliffe, M. Wilson, L. Cropley 
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020 or as Co-requisites

SPHU 3010 Foundations of Health Care Systems (3)
Faculty: M. Demosthenidy, E. Harris 
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 3110 Social and Behavioral Perspectives in Public Health (3)
Faculty: E. Gleckler, E. Silvestre 
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisites: SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020.

SPHU 3160 Biostatistics in Public Health (3)
Faculty: J. Lefante, S. Srivastav
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 3170 Foundations in Epidemiology (3) 
Faculty:  L. Cropley, S. Hassig, A. Hoffman 
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4010 Foundations and Formulation of Public Health Policy (3)
Faculty: M. Demosthenidy, S. Michaels
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

Electives

SPHU 2016 Infectious Disease Outbreaks (3)
Faculty: L. Moses
Semester: Fall 
Prerequisite: SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 2050 Arthropods and Public Health (3)
Faculty: D. Wesson
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite: SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 2220 Concepts of Wellness (3)  
Faculty: M. Begalieva
Semester: Spring
Prerequisites: None

SPHU 2300 Introduction to Nutrition (3)
Faculty: L. Dunaway
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 2333 Introduction to Global Maternal and Child Health (3)
Faculty: L. Dunaway
Semester: Fall, Spring 
Prerequisite(s): None 

SPHU 2400 Global Health in Action: Determinants, Disparities, Best Practices (3)
Faculty: M. James, L. Cropley 
Semester: Fall, Spring  
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 3015 Public Health Implementation and Management (3)
Faculty: F. Mitchell
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3110 (or as Co-requisite)

SPHU 3120 Issues & Strategies in Public Health  (3)
Faculty: J. Keating 
Semester: Fall, Spring 
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 3200 Nutrition and Chronic Disease (3)
Faculty: J. Gustat 
Semester: Fall 
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3170

SPHU 3330 Disasters & Environmental Health (3)
Faculty: J. Wickliffe
Semester: Spring 
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 2150

SPHU 3500 Public Health Approaches to Sexual Violence (3)
Faculty: J. Fleckman
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3110 (or as Co-requisite)

SPHU 3550 Laboratory Methods & Public Health (3)
Faculty: M. Wilson, J. Wickliffe
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): None 

SPHU 3600  Women's Reproductive & Obstetric Health  (3)
Faculty: F. Grossman
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 3700 Health and Human Rights in Latin America (3)
Faculty: A. Castro
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, LAST 1010 or LAST 1020

SPHU 4160 Introduction to Statistical Packages (3)
Faculty: J. Yukich 
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3160

SPHU 4180 Introduction to Qualitative Methods (3)
Faculty: K. Andrinopoulos
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3110

SPHU 4200 Evidence Based Public Health (3)
Faculty: M. Dal Corso
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4210 Health and Environmental Risk Assessment (3)
Faculty: C. Miller
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 2150

SPHU 4220 Latino Health in the United States (3) 
Faculty: E. Silvestre 
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3110

SPHU 4240 Epidemiology of Sexually Transmitted Infections (3)
Faculty: P. Kissinger
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s):  SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020, and SPHU 3170

SPHU 4260 Organizational Leadership and Management (3)
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4300 Public Health Communication (3) 
Faculty: E. Gleckler
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4330 Resilience and International Disasters (3)  
Faculty: N. Mock
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4340  Public Health Genomics (3)
Faculty: A. Engel
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4350 Zoonotic Infections (3)
Faculty: P. Marx
Semester: Spring
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4400 Practical Bioinformatics (3)  
Faculty: L. Zhao
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): None

SPHU 4410 Data and Information Management in Public Health (3)
Faculty: L. Zhao
Semester: Fall
Prerequisite(s): SPHU 1010, SPHU 1020

SPHU 4540 Capstone Senior Seminar (3) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): None 

SPHU 4550 Capstone Independent Study (3) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): Departmental Approval

SPHU 4560 Capstone Internship(3) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): Departmental Approval 

SPHU 4570 Internship (Non-Capstone) (3)

SPHU 4580 International Capstone (3-9) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): Departmental Approval 

SPHU 4910 & 4920 Independent Study (1-3) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s): Department Approval

SPHU 4990 & 5000 Honors Thesis  (7) 
Faculty: Faculty
Semester: Fall, Spring 
Prerequisite(s): Department Approval

Combined Degree Graduate Level Courses: HPAM 6050, HPAM 6170, HPAM 6200, HPAM 6710, SPHL 6050, SPHL 6060, SPHL 6070, and SPHL 6080

Additional electives from other departments or programs may apply. Maximum of 9 credit hours.

  • EBIO 2240 Oceans and Human Health
  • ECON 4500 Health Economics and Policy
  • EENS 3150 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • HISU 3541 History of Reproductive Health
  • Any 2000 or higher-level MATH class
  • PSDV 4392 Politics of Global Public Health
  • SOCI 3030 Introduction to Research Design
  • SOCI 3040 Introduction to Research Analysis
  • SPHU 5380 or 5390 - Study Abroad credits as approved by faculty or from pre-approved list
  • Classes above the 2000-level as approved by the student’s major advisor
  • Selected courses from the School of Professional Advancement (SoPA): HMLS 2750, HMLS 3250, KINE 3300, KINE 3600, KINE 4200. Courses must be the on-campus section
  • Transfer credit classes: SPHU 2940, 3940, 4940