Public Health - B.S.P.H.

College of Public Health
326 Lowry Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-6500
publichealth@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/publichealth


Description

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in Public Health broadly prepares students to enter the workforce as a public health professional or to enter an advanced program of study. Students explore the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management and the social and behavioral sciences through general coursework.

The Public Health major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Allied Health concentration seeks to augment the career portfolio of the allied health professional or student. Students must currently hold or must be actively pursuing a state licensure in an allied health field and may be eligible to receive a maximum 12 credit hours of upper division credit for their prior experience and demonstrated competency in select areas. Students in this concentration will be exposed to broad areas of public health including epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, global health and health policy; thus, preparing students to meet the increased demands for a trained and educated public health workforce.
  • The Clinical Trials Research concentration focuses on training students in the epidemiology methods used in clinical research. The curriculum provides students a thorough understanding of the management of research studies, the scientific literature related to drugs, medical devices and other new therapies, and the federal regulations related to conducting clinical trials. Students are prepared to design and answer research questions, collect and manage data and communicate research findings to both scientific and lay audiences. An internship experience provides necessary experience in a clinical research setting. Potential places of employment for graduates include hospitals, contract research organizations, medical schools and pharmaceutical companies where graduatesl assist with and manage clinical research studies. 
  • The Community-Based Public Health concentration focuses on identifying and exploring ways to influence the multi-level determinants of population health and health behaviors, from a perspective that prioritizes health equity and social justice. Approaches focus on community- and system-level strategies to promote health and healthy behaviors among populations and eliminate health disparities through media, policy and education initiatives. Career options include the public sector, social services, non-profit agencies and other community-based health promotion and advocacy efforts. Graduates are prepared to assist with developing, implementing and coordinating public health interventions that promote community health and organize diverse communities around issues related to health and health behavior. 
  • The Environmental Health Science concentration prepares students to help reduce the burden of human illness and injury that can result from natural and man-made environmental exposures. The program trains students for a challenging, dynamic and interdisciplinary career focused on public environmental health and safety risks associated with human activities. Students use their basic sciences and environmental health and safety training to learn how to solve problems in their community and the workplace. They learn risk assessment principles and control measures to correct problems and effect policy change, along with the administration and enforcement of environmental, public and occupational health and safety laws. In addition to classroom lectures, the program includes laboratory and field experiences. Graduates typically enter the environmental health and safety workforce at local, state and national levels. They also work in academic institutions, private industry and for international health organizations.
  • The Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety concentration provides students with a working knowledge of the source, nature and scope of conditions that are or could be hazardous to the employer, employee and the environment. Topics covered in the program include toxicology, occupational safety, industrial hygiene, accident investigation, fire prevention, emergency planning and response and environmental concerns. Students must participate in at least two internship, cooperative or cumulative experiences. Students learn the use of risk assessment along with the administration and enforcement of environmental, health and safety regulations. Graduates are prepared for employment as a safety, health, and environmental professional.
  • The Global Health concentration educate students in identifying and working to address the critical public health and human needs of diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations locally and globally. Students learn the need for multidisciplinary (biological and social sciences) approaches and cooperation to address the major global public health problems. In addition, they have the opportunity to focus on a specific aspect of global health, e.g. HIV/AIDS, health policy, health disparities, health education, environmental health, nutrition. Graduates are prepared to work at entry level positions in public health with local, regional, national or international public health agencies in both public and private sectors. Students who pursue this concentration are required to participate in a study abroad experience and complete four courses (at the elementary and intermediate levels) of either Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish.
  • The Health Promotion and Education concentration focuses on the social determinants of health behaviors. Such behaviors include alcohol, tobacco, other drug use, exercise, physical activity, injury and violence and sexual activity. Prevention approaches address community-level strategies to promote healthy behaviors, including media, policy and education initiatives. Students career options are in the public sector in social service agencies or non-profit agencies. There is also a demand in the private sector as large corporations actively promote healthy lifestyles among employees as a means of increasing productivity and lowering health care costs.
  • The Health Services Administration concentration establishes a foundation for graduate work in health policy and management. Students analyze national and local public health infrastructure, evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery and explore the legal and ethical issues of health care administration. Graduates enter the health care workforce as finance managers, compliance officers, patient navigators, insurance specialists and other health care managers. Students are encouraged to pair this concentration with a minor.
  • The Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy concentration includes preparatory courses for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) and admission entry into other professional schools. The overall curriculum—focusing on biological, social and economic determinants of health, prevention and control of diseases, introduction to biostatistics and public health research—makes this program highly desirable for admission to professional schools. The unique features of the program open new opportunities and offer competitive advantages for students seeking to enter into clinical medicine.
  • The Prevention and Preparedness concentration has had its admission suspended since fall 2013.

Combined Degree Program - Bachelor of Science in Public Health and Master of Public Health Degrees

A formal combined degree program allows students to earn the B.S.P.H. degree (Health Services Administration concentration) and the M.P.H. degree (Health Policy and Management concentration). Qualified undergraduate students may apply by completing an application for admission to the Master of Public Health degree and securing approval from the college no later than March 1 for acceptance into the fall cohort. Students must consult with their undergraduate and faculty advisors to create a plan substituting selected master's courses for selected undergraduate courses based on approved courses. Following graduation from the B.S.P.H. degree, students' application to the M.P.H. degree may be activated for admission. Please refer to the Combined Bachelor's/Master's Degree Program policy in the Academic Policies section of the University Catalog for eligibility criteria for combined degree programs. Applicants must have completed two semesters of college composition, a college-level mathematics course, PH 10001 and PH 30033.

FULLY OFFERED AT:

  • Online (Allied Health, Clinical Trials Research, Community-Based Public Health, Health Promotion and Education, Health Services Administration concentrations only)
  • Kent Campus
  • Trumbull Campus (Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety concentration only)

Accreditation

Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
COMM 26501INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
PH 10001INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 10002INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
PH 20001ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30002INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30004PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 13
PH 30005SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 30006INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30007PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 13
PH 30012COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PH 30014STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 30033PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 13
PH 44000HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) (min C grade) 23
PH 49000CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Social Sciences (must be from two disciplines) 36
Concentrations
Choose from the following:56-58
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120-122
1

Students in the Nursing major may substitute NURS 40020 for PH 30007, NURS 40045 for PH 30033 and NURS 40872 for PH 30004.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

3

Recommended for students pursuing Global Health concentration: GEOG 22061, PSYC 11762, SOC 12050.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.000 2.000

Allied Health Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-AHLT]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
State Licensure 112
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)29
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

At their time of admission, students must submit a copy of their state licensure to an academic advisor in the College of Public Health.

Clinical Trials Research Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-CTR]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 40013CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY BASICS 3
PH 40014CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT 3
PH 40015SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
PH 40017PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 40018REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
PH 44092INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 6
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
or CHEM 10055 MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)
or CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 3-4
or MATH 11010 ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
Biological Sciences Electives, choose from the following:4-5
HUMAN BIOLOGY (KBS)
and LABORATORY EXPERIENCE IN BIOLOGY (KBS) (KLAB)
BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB)
BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB)
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)19
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Community-Based Public Health Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-CBPH]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 32005EMERGING ISSUES IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3
PH 34001PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS I 3
PH 34002PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS II 3
PH 35001COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE 3
PH 35005ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 45092SERVICE LEARNING PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)23
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Environmental Health Science Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-EHS]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 42092ENVIRONMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY INTERNSHIP (ELR) 4
Environmental Health Science Electives, choose from the following:18
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY REGULATIONS AND POLICY
SOLID AND HAZARDOUS WASTE MANAGEMENT
AIR QUALITY AND POLLUTION CONTROL
FOOD PROTECTION
WATER AND WASTEWATER MANAGEMENT
ENVIRONMENTAL TOXICOLOGY
ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
CHEM 30475ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
GEOL 21062ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
MATH 11022TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR) 3-5
or MATH 12001 ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
or PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-EOHS]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
EVHS 30002ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II 3
EVHS 30020HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE 4
EVHS 40006FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL 3
TECH 43080INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
CHEM 10050FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
CHEM 10052INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (KBS) 2
COMT 11000INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
EVHS 10004TOXICOLOGY 3
EVHS 10010INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE I 4
EVHS 20001ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 3
EVHS 20008ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ADMINISTRATION 3
EVHS 20092ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP I (ELR) 3
EVHS 21092ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP II (ELR) 3
GEOG 17063WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS) 3
or GEOG 21062 PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (KBS)
GEOL 21062ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
Minimum Total Credit Hours:58

Global Health Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-GLHL]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 44003ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES 3
Public Health Electives, choose from the following:3-6
INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICUM (ELR)
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MEETING THE BASIC HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS (ELR)
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: LATIN AMERICA
Global Health Electives, choose from the following:6
MEDICAL ANTHROPOLOGY (DIVG)
INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION (DIVG)
POPULATION AND THE ENVIRONMENT
MEDICAL GEOGRAPHY
AIDS: ISSUES, EDUCATION AND PREVENTION
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION
POLITICS OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
HEALTH CARE AND SOCIAL POLICY
WOMEN, POLITICS AND POLICY (DIVD)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish Language (Elementary I and II and Intermediate I and II)14-20
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 16-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours) 215
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

Recommended courses: GEOG 22061, PSYC 11762, SOC 12050.

2

Minimum 12 credit hours of study abroad semester courses count as general elective.

Health Promotion and Education Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-HPED]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
Health Education Electives, choose from the following:12
HEALTH EDUCATION THEORIES
MARKETING IN HEALTH EDUCATION
PROGRAM PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN HEALTH EDUCATION
HEALTH COACHING
SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH AND HEALTH BEHAVIOR
EMERGING ISSUES IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)29
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Health Services Administration Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-HSVA]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 20000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
PH 30000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
PH 30015UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3
PH 40000PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44005LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44010PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING AND FINANCE 3
PH 44015PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44020PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS IN PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH 3
PH 44025PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP 3
Health Services Elective, choose from the following:3
ECONOMICS OF HEALTH CARE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN PUBLIC HEALTH
INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR)
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Mathematics Elective, choose from the following:3-5
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA PLUS (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS STRETCH II (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS PLUS (KMCR)
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
INTUITIVE CALCULUS (KMCR)
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS I (KMCR)
CALCULUS WITH PRECALCULUS II (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS I (KMCR)
BASIC MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS II (KMCR)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)17
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Pre-Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy Concentration Requirements

[PH-BSPH-PH-PMD]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 10110BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 10120BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
BSCI 30140CELL BIOLOGY 4
BSCI 30156ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
BSCI 30130HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 3
or BSCI 40430 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
BSCI 30171GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
CHEM 10060GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
or CHEM 10970 HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)
CHEM 10061GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
or CHEM 10971 HONORS GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS)
CHEM 10062GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 10063GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
CHEM 20481BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 3-4
or CHEM 30481 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
CHEM 20482BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II 12-3
or CHEM 30482 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
CHEM 30475ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
CHEM 30476ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
MATH 12002ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR) 4-5
or MATH 12021 CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
MATH 12022PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES 3
or MATH 30011 BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
or PHY 23101 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
5
or PHY 23102 GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56
1

CHEM 30482 is highly recommended as an additional course for those students planning to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT).

Prevention and Preparedness Concentration Requirements

(Admissions Suspended)

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
PH 30040PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SAFETY, SECURITY AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 3
PH 40020DISASTER PREPAREDNESS 3
PH 40040FORENSIC EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 40050PUBLIC HEALTH AND FIRST RESPONDER LINKAGES 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional6
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)29
Minimum Total Credit Hours:56

Roadmaps


 

Allied Health Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester PrerequisiteCredits
!State Licensure 12
 Credit Hours12
Semester One
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Mathematics Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Six
!PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours12
Semester Seven
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Clinical Trials Research Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 11009
MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR)
or ALGEBRA FOR CALCULUS (KMCR)
3-4
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Biological Sciences elective 4-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Choose from the following: 3
FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS)  
MOLECULES OF LIFE (KBS)  
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS)  
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
!PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PH 40013 CLINICAL EPIDEMIOLOGY BASICS 3
PH 40014 CLINICAL TRIALS MANAGEMENT 3
PH 40015 SCIENTIFIC WRITING FOR CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Summer Term
PH 44092 INTERNSHIP IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 6
 Credit Hours6
Semester Seven
PH 40017 PHARMACOEPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 40018 REGULATORY AFFAIRS IN CLINICAL RESEARCH 3
PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
General Electives 1
 Credit Hours10
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Community-Based Public Health Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Mathematics elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
!PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
PH 32005 EMERGING ISSUES IN SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 34001 PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS I 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
!PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 34002 PUBLIC HEALTH INTERVENTIONS II 3
PH 35001 COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICE 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PH 35005 ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 45092 SERVICE LEARNING PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY-BASED PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
General Electives 8
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Environmental Health Science Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
MATH 11022
TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
or ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY (KMCR)
3-5
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
CHEM 20481 BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I 4
CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
GEOL 21062 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
!BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
!PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
!PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
!Environmental Health Sciences electives 6
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
!PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
!Environmental Health Sciences electives 6
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Third Summer Term
PH 42092 ENVIRONMENTAL, OCCUPATIONAL, HEALTH AND SAFETY INTERNSHIP (ELR) 4
 Credit Hours4
Semester Seven
!Environmental Health Sciences electives 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
!Environmental Health Sciences electives 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
COMT 11000 INTRODUCTION TO OFFICE PRODUCTIVITY APPS 3
EVHS 10004 TOXICOLOGY 3
MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours17
Semester Two
BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
EVHS 10010 INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE I 4
GEOG 17063
WORLD GEOGRAPHY (DIVG) (KSS)
or PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY (KBS)
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Three
BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
CHEM 10050 FUNDAMENTALS OF CHEMISTRY (KBS) 3
EVHS 20001 ENVIRONMENTAL LAW 3
EVHS 20008 ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY ADMINISTRATION 3
EVHS 20092 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP I (ELR) 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
CHEM 10052 INTRODUCTION TO ORGANIC CHEMISTRY (KBS) 2
EVHS 21092 ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY INTERNSHIP II (ELR) 3
EVHS 30002 ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES II 3
GEOL 21062 ENVIRONMENTAL EARTH SCIENCE (KBS) 3
PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
EVHS 30020 HAZARDOUS WASTE OPERATIONS AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE 4
!PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
EVHS 40006 FIRE PREVENTION AND CONTROL 3
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
TECH 43080 INDUSTRIAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:122
 

Global Health Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Foreign Language 4-5
Mathematics elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Two
!PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
!Foreign Language 4-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!Foreign Language 3-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
!Foreign Language 3-5
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Concentration Elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 1
 Credit Hours16
Semester Six
PH 40092 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH PRACTICUM (ELR) 0-6
General Electives 12
 Credit Hours12
Third Summer Term
Public Health electives, choose from the following: 0-3
FIELD EXPERIENCE IN MEETING THE BASIC HEALTH AND HUMAN NEEDS (ELR)  
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND  
GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: LATIN AMERICA  
 Credit Hours0
Semester Seven
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PH 44003 ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN LOW- AND MIDDLE-INCOME COUNTRIES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 2
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:117
 

Health Promotion and Education Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Mathematics elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
!PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 9
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Concentration Elective 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Health Services Administration Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Mathematics elective 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
PH 20000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
!PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
PH 30000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1
!PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours13
Semester Six
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PH 30015 UNITED STATES HEALTH CARE SYSTEM 3
PH 44020 PUBLIC HEALTH ETHICS IN PRACTICE, POLICY AND RESEARCH 3
General Electives 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
PH 40000 PUBLIC HEALTH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE III 1
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
PH 44010 PUBLIC HEALTH PLANNING AND FINANCE 3
PH 44015 PUBLIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT 3
PH 44025 PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC HEALTH LEADERSHIP 3
Concentration Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Eight
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
PH 44005 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT 3
General Electives 5
 Credit Hours14
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Pre Medicine, Dental, Osteopathy Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
Students not placed into MATH 12002 (semester 3) should take MATH 11010 and MATH 11022 in first year of study.  
BSCI 10110 BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10060 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10062 GENERAL CHEMISTRY I LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PH 10001 INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
BSCI 10120 BIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS (KBS) (KLAB) 4
!CHEM 10061 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II (KBS) 4
!CHEM 10063 GENERAL CHEMISTRY II LABORATORY (KBS) (KLAB) 1
PH 10002 INTRODUCTION TO GLOBAL HEALTH (DIVG) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!CHEM 20481
BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
or ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
3-4
!CHEM 30475 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I (ELR) 1
MATH 12002
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I (KMCR)
or CALCULUS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
4-5
!PH 20001 ESSENTIALS OF EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
PH 30005 SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE THEORIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
!BSCI 30140 CELL BIOLOGY 4
!CHEM 20482
BASIC ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
or ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
2-3
!CHEM 30476 ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II 1
MATH 12022
PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES
or BASIC PROBABILITY AND STATISTICS
3
!PH 30007 PREVENTION AND CONTROL OF DISEASES 3
PH 30033 PUBLIC HEALTH POLICY AND DECISION-MAKING 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Five
Note: CHEM 30284 is highly recommended as an additional course for students planning to take the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT);  
Pre-med students should take the MCAT if applying to medical school spring or summer prior to the senior year (consult with advisor)  
BSCI 30130
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
or ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY
3
BSCI 30156 ELEMENTS OF GENETICS 3
PH 30002 INTRODUCTORY BIOSTATISTICS 3
PHY 13001
PHY 13021
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS I (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS I (KBS) (KLAB)
5
 Credit Hours14
Semester Six
BSCI 30171 GENERAL MICROBIOLOGY 4
PH 30004 PUBLIC HEALTH RESEARCH 3
PH 30012 COMMUNICABLE DISEASES 3
PHY 13002
PHY 13022
GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS II (KBS)
and GENERAL COLLEGE PHYSICS LABORATORY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or GENERAL UNIVERSITY PHYSICS II (KBS) (KLAB)
5
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
COMM 26501 INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH COMMUNICATION 3
PH 44000 HEALTH DISPARITIES (DIVD) (WIC) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!PH 30006 INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND SAFETY 3
PH 30014 STRATEGIES FOR PREVENTION IN PUBLIC HEALTH 3
!PH 49000 CAPSTONE EXPERIENCE IN PUBLIC HEALTH (ELR) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120