BSPH Curriculum

The BSPH degree is a 120 credit-hour undergraduate degree program that can be completed in nine semesters (including summers). The BSPH curriculum is comprised of the 39 units of required BSPH courses, 9 units of elective BSPH courses, 21 units of required GE courses and 51 units of general GE courses, 150 hours of internship experience, and 100 of community service learning hours, as follows:

Required GE Course (Transferable or in Residence)

Units

BIO 120 Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology

4

CHM 100 Introduction to Chemistry

4

MTH 126 College Algebra

3

MTH 150 Statistics for Research

3

NTR 220 Principles of Nutrition

3

PHE 150 I & II President’s Seminar on Health Leadership

2

PHE 290 I & II President's Seminar on Health Systems

2

Total Required GE Courses

21

Required BSPH Course

Units

BSPH 101 Introduction to Public Health

3

BSPH 202 Health Disparities, Equity and Social Justice

3

BSPH 203 Community Health Education & Communication

3

BSPH 300 Introduction to Global Health

3

BSPH 301 Introduction to Epidemiology

3

BSPH 302 Theoretical Principles of Health Behavior

3

BSPH 303 Comparative Health Systems

3

BSPH 304 Introduction to Environmental Health

3

BSPH 306 Research Methods

3

BSPH 307 Domestic & Global Public Health Internship (150 hours)

3

BSPH 400 Program Planning and Evaluation

3

BSPH 401 Health Policy and Leadership

3

BSPH 404 Capstone Project

3

Total Required BSPH Courses

39

Restricted BSPH Electives (9 units required)

Units

BSPH 304 Foundation to Professional Writing in Public Health

3

BSPH 308 GIS and Environmental Health Impacts

3

BSPH 399 Independent Research

3

BSPH 402 Ethnic Studies in Public Health

3

BSPH 405 Food Systems and Health Disparities

3

BSPH 406 Applied Community Health Education (CHES Prep)

3

BSPH 407 Lifestyle, Health and Disease

3

BSPH 408 Intersecting Inequalities

3

BSPH 499 Independent Research

3

BSPH Internship Requirement
Students are required to complete 150 hours in a domestic or global internship site, such as a local or international government health agencies, non-profit community-based organization, and/or faith-based organizations. BSPH students will apply the knowledge and skills gained in the public health courses to real world situations. To be prepared for the public health workforce, internships will usually start in the summer semester after the completion of third year public health courses.

Community Service Requirement
CDU requires that all CDU undergraduate students pursuing a bachelor degree to complete 100 hours of community service. Through community service, students will develop an understanding of the needs of the community and experience the joy of making a difference in the lives of those in need. Students are encouraged to discuss their community service options with their faculty advisor and complete the community service verification form available from each faculty advisor.