Public Health and Health Equity Major—BA, Health Sciences Concentration (PHE Science)

Minimum of 45 semester course credits and general BA requirements

Public Health and Health Equity:
PHE 001Introduction to Public Health3
PHE 100Theories and Praxis of Health Equity4
PHE 002Health Advocacy Program (or other approved internship) 12
Quantitative Competency:
ECON 081Introduction to Statistics (or equivalent)3
Research and Policy:
ETHS 189Research Methods with Communities of Color, with Fieldwork 24
PPOL 015Introduction to Policy: Identifying and Solving Public Problems 3
Natural Sciences:
BIO 001General Biology I with Lab4
BIO 153Human Physiology 23
CHEM 017General Chemistry I4
CHEM 018General Chemistry II4
CHEM 105Organic Chemistry I4
Social Determinants of Health:
Select one of the following:3-4
Health Psychology 2
Medical Sociology
Senior Requirement
BIO 191Senior Seminar 24
or ETHS 191 Senior Seminar
Note for Pre-Medical students:
Students interested in medical school that are pursuing a BA in Public Health and Health Equity Studies with a Health Sciences concentration should also take the following courses:
BIOC 141Protein Chemistry and Enzymology3
Select one of the following:3-4
Metabolism and Proteomics
CHEM 106Organic Chemistry II4
PHYS 061General Physics I4
PHYS 062General Physics II4
These courses are not part of the BA in Health Equity, but are important preparatory courses for medical school. It is important that each pre-med student consults with a pre-med advisor at the very beginning of their undergraduate career. Please see the Medicine/Health Sciences webpage.