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Public Health at UE

Students in UE's Public Health program learn about issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, various other issues, preparing them for careers in the growing generation of public health professionals.

Health Policy

The Health Policy emphasis prepares graduates to be decision makers, critical thinkers, and future leaders in both the public and private sectors of the health system. The health care industry offer students a vast array of opportunities. Since the health care industry represents nearly one-seventh of the entire U.S. economy and is still growing, job opportunities are excellent. Such opportunities are with the state and local health departments, hospital systems, government agencies, health insurance companies, research institutions, and consulting firms, to name a few.

Health Policy Emphasis Courses

  • HSA-405 Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends (3 credits)
  • HSA-406 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care (3 credits)
  • HSA-414 Health Care Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credits)
  • SOC-337 Social Aspects of Health and Health Care (3 credits)

Public Health Core Courses

  • PH-190 Intro to Public Health (3 credits)
  • PH-195 Global Health Issues (3 credits)
  • PH-301 Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • PH-467 Statistics Appraisal/Evalution (1 credit)
  • PH-488 Internship (1 credit)
  • PH-490 Decision Making in Health Care (1 credit)
  • ES-103 Fundamentals of Environmental Science (3 credits)
  • HE-260 Personal and Community Health (2 credits)
  • NUTR-304 Nutrition Concepts and Controversies (3 credits)

Six hours from the following Courses

  • EDUC-385 Multicultural Understanding (3 credits)
  • GT-401 Biology & Health & Aging (1.5 credits)
  • GT-402 Social Aspects of Aging (1.5 credits)
  • PHIL-121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits)
  • PHIL-316 Environmental Ethics (3 credits)
  • PSYC-229 Social Psychology (3 credits)
  • PT-100 Medical Terminology (1 credits)
  • SOC-230 Social Problems in the Modern World (3 credits)
  • SOC-460 Aging and Society (3 credits)

Required General Education Choices for Public Health Major

  • PSYC-121 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOC-105 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)