Health Sciences

B.S., Public Health Promotion

Requirements for the Bachelors of Science in Public Health Promotion

Public Health Promotion

Lower Division Required Courses (23 units)

BIOL 101/L General Biology and Lab (3/1) (Meets GE/B.1)

BIOL 211/212 Human Anatomy and Lab (2/1)(Meets GE)
or EOH 353 Global Perspectives of Environmental Health (3)

BIOL 281 Human Physiology (3)

CHEM 100 Principles of Chemistry (3) (Meets GE/B.1)

HSCI 237 Introduction to Health Education (3)

MATH 140 Introductory Statistics (4) (Meets GE/A.3)

PSY 150 Principles of Human Behavior (3) (Meets GE/D)

SOC 150 Introduction to Sociology (3) (Meets GE/D)

Upper Division Health Sciences Department Core (10 units)

HSCI 390/L Biostatistics and Biostatistics Lab (3/1)

HSCI 488 Epidemiology Study of Disease (3)

Select 1 of the following:

HSCI 345 Topics in Public Health (3)

HSCI 314 Organizations and Function of Community Health Services (3)

Required Public Health Promotion Core Courses (33)

ENGL 306 Report Writing (3)

EOH 353 Global Perspectives of Environmental Health (3) (Meets GE/E)

HSCI 337 Nutrition and Health (3)

HSCI 391 Computer Applications in Health Science (3)

HSCI 431 Health Behavior (3)

HSCI 437 Strategies for Making Health Decisions (3)

HSCI 439 Community Health Action (3)

HSCI 441 Community Health Education (3)

HSCI 442 Health Problems of the Disadvantaged (3)

HSCI 445 Senior Seminar in Health Education (3)

HSCI 494/IN Academic Internship (2/1)

Health Science Electives (6 units)*

Select up to 6 units from the following, with Public Health Promotion Advisor approval:

HSCI 231 Women and Health (3)

HSCI 335 Holistic Health (3)

HSCI 336 Health Aspects of Drug Abuse (3)

HSCI 433 Counseling of Health Problems (3)

HSCI 435 Health Science for Children and Youth (3)

HSCI 436 Health Concerns of Adolescents (3)

HSCI 438 International Health (3)

HSCI 440 Family Health (3)

Total Units Required in Major 75

Required Lower Division General Education: 30
(not overlapping with major/includes Title 5)

Required Upper Division General Education: 6
(not overlapping with major)

Required Additional Units 9

Total Units Required for the B.S. Degree 120


The B.S. in Public Health Promotion Program is intended to prepare students with the skills needed to understand how to plan, implement and evaluate the educational components of health and human service programs. Public, voluntary and proprietary health and human service agencies, hospitals, organizations, industry and professional consulting firms that provide services to various governmental and private organizations employ graduates of Public Health Promotion. Appropriate advisement provides students flexibility in the selection for various health education career opportunities. These opportunities include health promotion, school health education, community health education and health education generalist.