Oct 02, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, B.S.


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Undergraduate Admission into the Full Public Health Major


Students are required to meet all University and College Bachelor degree admission requirements. The undergraduate program in the School of Public Health has more stringent admission requirements than those of Georgia State University. When all the college admission requirements listed below are satisfied, students are no longer pre-public health majors; instead, they automatically admit into the full public health major at the School of Public Health and are permitted to continue completing public health major courses.

Requirements for Transitioning from the Pre-public Health Major Status and Admitting into the Full Public Health Major:

  • Admission into Georgia State University’s bachelor degree.
  • Successful completion of each Area A course with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.
  • Successful completion of the first course of the two-course science sequence in Area D1.
  • Successful completion of each Area F course with an overall Area F GPA of 2.8 or higher, including:
  • Successful completion of the following Area F courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher on the first attempt:
    • PHPB 2000 Introduction to Public Health,
    • PHPH 2001 Fundamentals of Epidemiology
    • PHPB 2020 Determinants of Health, and
    • SCOM 1500 Public Speaking.
  • Transfer students who transfer these Area F courses into Georgia State University may use their grades from their first attempted transfer courses or they may attempt the courses at Georgia State. A WF counts as an attempt.
  • Successful completion of the additional mathematics, science and/or social sciences courses satisfying Area F with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.
  • An overall GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Degree Requirements


Requirements for Areas A through D of the undergraduate core curriculum are listed in the “Core Curriculum Requirements” in the Georgia State University undergraduate catalog. School of Public Health academic regulations are noted below each area here:

Area A: Georgia State University General Education - Written Communication and Mathematics (9 Credit Hours)


  • Students must successfully complete each of their Area A courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher.
  • It is strongly recommended that public health majors select MATH 1111  or higher

Area B: Georgia State University General Education - Institutional Foundations (4 Credit Hours)


Area C: Georgia State University General Education - Humanities, Fine Arts, and World Languages (6 Credit Hours)


  • The School of Public Health recommends students select Group 3: World Language.

Area D: Georgia State University General Education - Natural and Computational Sciences (11 Credit Hours)


Public Health majors must complete

Group D1 (8 Hours)


Select one two-course sequence from the following:

Group D2 (3 Hours)


Area E: Georgia State University General Education - Social Science (12 Credit Hours)


Area F: Public Health Lower Division Major Requirements (18 Credit Hours)


Students must also complete each of the following Area F courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher in their first attempt. Transfer students who transfer these Area F courses into Georgia State University may use their grades from their first attempted transfer courses or they may attempt the courses at Georgia State. A WF counts as an attempt. Due to the merger, attempts made at Perimeter College campus in fall 2016 semester or after are considered a first attempt at Georgia State.

Additional Mathematics Course (0-3 Hours)


Students must also complete an Additional Mathematics course (0-3) from list below with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher. If Area A2 is satisfied with MATH 1111  College Algebra or higher, students may complete an additional Mathematics, Science or Social Sciences Course from the Area F list below with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher, instead. If Area A2 is not satisfied with MATH 1111  or higher, students must select one Mathematics course from the following list:

Additional Science or Social Sciences Course(s) (3-6 Hours)


Additional Science or Social Sciences Course(s) from list below (not taken for Area D or Area E). Select course(s) from the following list:

Area H: Public Health Signature Experience(s) (6 Credit Hours)


Completion of PHPB 2000 , PHPH 2001 , PHPB 2020 , PHPH 3010 , PHPH 3020 , PHPH 3030 , PHPB 3040 , PHPB 4010 , PHPB 4020 , and PHPB 4030  with a grade of “C-” or higher in each course is prerequisite to this Area H. A grade of “C-” or higher is required for each course in Area H.

Area I: Approved Public Health Related Electives (15 Credit Hours)


Select courses from the following:

Area J - Advanced Electives (6 Credit Hours)


Select any 1000-, 2000-, 3000-, or 4000-level courses (6 credit hours)

Total Semester Hours for Degree: 120


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