Aug 09, 2022  
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
UofM 2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, (B.S.)


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Public health is an interdisciplinary field encompassing the science and practice of promoting the health and well-being of communities and populations. This happens through such approaches as health education, health analytics, identifying and addressing social and other determinants of health, preventive interventions and services, and the monitoring and control of communicable diseases and environmental hazards.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health major at the University of Memphis is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in public health through evidence-informed course content; a curriculum based on established competencies, best practices, and accreditation standards; and community-based internships and practicum experiences. The Public Health B.S. degree is recommended for students planning to pursue a career or continue graduate education in Public Health or related biomedical fields.

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Program Summary for BSPH
I. General Education 41 hours
II. Integrated Public Health Core 30 hours
III. Interdisciplinary Core 15 hours
IV. Field Experience & Capstone 5 hours
V. Guided Electives 12 hours
VI. General Electives 17 hours

Minimum Required for Graduation: 120 hours
Students must complete at least 62 hours of upper-division credit (3000 or 4000-level).
Students must complete at least 30 of the last 60 hours through the University of Memphis.

University General Education Program (41 hours)


See University General Education Program  for the General Education requirements.

Interdisciplinary Core (15 hours)


Field Experience & Capstone (5 hours)


Senior Capstone Experience (3 hours)


The senior Capstone Experience is a student’s culminating experience or capstone designed to synthesize and integrate the content of a student’s program of study. The senior project is intended to coalesce the theoretical and applied areas of study into an academically-relevant example of scholarship. Students will complete research on a topic of their choice with approval of their senior project instructor. The senior capstone project is completed during a student’s final semester and includes a completed e-portfolio.

General Electives: (17 hours)


Electives will be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 62 upper-division hours.

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 120


  • Students must complete at least 62 hours of upper-division credit (3000 or 4000-level).
  • Students must complete at least 30 of the last 60 hours through the University of Memphis.

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