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Health Science Program – Course Selection Guide

The Course Selection Guide serves as a roadmap for Degree Seeking Students in the Health Science Program – Community and Public Health Track who began their studies as of AY2018-19, Term 2 and onward. Keep in mind that while the following the roadmap is strongly recommended as the best order in which to proceed through the program, it is not a mandatory. During your studies, you will need to periodically run a degree audit report in the Student Portal to show your current academic status and to plan your degree ahead.

 

Associate of Science Degree Requirements

The Associate of Science in Community and Public Health requires:

  • The completion of at least 62 semester approved credits (20 courses)
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople
  • Earn an overall grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken in the major area of study
  • Complete the five (5) required proctored exams (exam monitor)
  • Complete all the requirements for the Associate degree in no more than 25 terms of active enrollment excluding periods of separation from the university.

 

Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Community and Public Health requires:

  • The completion of at least 122 semester approved credits (39 courses)
  • Complete 270 hours of meaningful, supervised internship experience
  • Earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 in all coursework attempted at UoPeople
  • Earn an overall grade point average (CGPA) of 2.00 in all courses taken in the major area of study
  • Complete the eleven (11) required proctored exams (exam monitor)
  • Complete all the requirements for the Bachelor’s degree in no more than 50 terms of active enrollment excluding periods of separation from the university.

The Associate of Science degree with the Bachelor of Science degree level in the Health Science – Community and Public Health track have many goals in common. This reflects the fact that students at the Associate’s level complete the same Year 1 and Year 2 program requirements with students at the Bachelor’s level. However, because students at the Bachelor’s level are expected to achieve these goals at a higher developmental level, they complete additional requirements in the third and fourth year of the program.

The Health Science program – Community and Public Health track is built on a strong liberal arts foundation with an appropriate balance maintained among the three curricular components: The Major, General Education requirements, and Electives. The Associate of Science in Community and Public health provides students with a broad understanding of community and public health theories and models their application to real-world situations. The Bachelor of Science in Community and Public health provides a multi-disciplinary grounding in factors influencing prevention of disease and the improvement of societal health.

Below is a recommended roadmap for course selection to complete the Health Science program – Community and Public Health track.

 

Note:

  1. As part of the Associate of Science curricular requirements, at least 3 courses including 1 course in Humanities (HU), 1 course in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), and 1 course in the Natural Sciences and Technology (NST) areas, must be taken to fulfill the Disciplinary Area of knowledge requirements. For the Bachelor of Science curricular requirements, at least 6 courses including 2 courses in the Humanities (HU), 2 courses in the Social and Behavioral Sciences (SBS), 1 course in the Natural Sciences and Technology (NST), and 1 course from a discipline other than your major, must be taken to fulfill the Disciplinary Areas of Knowledge Requirements.
  2. Elective courses can come from any general education course that did not fulfill the General Education requirement (including the Disciplinary Areas of knowledge Requirements) or from any cross major elective or program elective.

 

Course Selection Plan

 

Associate of Science Degree in Community and Public Health

 

Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsPre- RequisitesProgram MajorGeneral Studies
Year 1
UNIV 1001Online Education Strategies3None03
ENGL 1102English Composition 2
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3None03
MATH 1201College Algebra
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3None03
BIOL 1121Biology 1 for Health Studies Majors
(Natural Sciences and Technology)
4None04
PSYC 1111Introduction to Human Psychology
(Social and Behavioral Sciences)
3None03
SOC 1502Introduction to Sociology
(Social and Behavioral Sciences)
3None03
BIOL 1122Biology 2 for Health Studies Major4BIOL 112140
HIST 1421Greek and Roman Civilization3None03
Elective
(Humanities)
303
Elective303
Credit Totals Year 132428
Year 2
CPH 2711Community and Public Health 1
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3BIOL 112230
CPH 2211Human Anatomy and Physiology
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3BIOL 112230
CPH 2212Infectious Diseases3BIOL 112230
CPH 2611Nutrition3BIOL 112230
CPH 2712Community and Public Health 23CPH 271130
MATH 1280Introduction to Statistics
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3None03
PHIL 1404Ethics and Social Responsibility3None03
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Credit Totals Year 2 301515
Total Program Credit 621943

Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Public Health

 

Course CodeCourse TitleCreditsPre- RequisitesProgram MajorGeneral Studies
Year 3
CPH 3311Epidemiology
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3CPH 221130
CPH 3610Human Development in a Global Perspective
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3CPH 271230
CPH 4510Biostatistics
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3MATH 1280
30
Elective
(Humanities)
303
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Credit Totals Year 327918
Year 4
CPH 4212Genetics
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3CPH 331130
CPH 4241Psychopathology and Mental Health
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3CPH 2211 & PSYC 111130
CPH 3995Internship
(must have completed at least 80 credits including the followings 10 courses: BIOL 1122, CPH 2211, CPH 2212, CPH 2611, CPH 2711, CPH 2712, CPH 3311, CPH 3610, CPH 4510, CPH 4810)
660
CPH 4810Health Policy and Management
(Proctored: Exam Monitor)
3CPH 381030
Elective
(Natural Science and Technology)
303
Elective
(a discipline other than your major)
303
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Elective303
Credit Totals Year 4 331518
Total Program Credit 1224379