Furman students in Meghan Slining's Public Health course

The Health Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health. The major includes nine core courses that are grounded in the philosophy and core competencies of Public Health. Additional elective courses promote interdisciplinary and population perspectives of health. The Public Health major also includes a culminating Capstone Experience, which promotes engaged learning, provides real-world public health skills and connections, and fosters self-reflection. By providing curricular and co-curricular opportunities through both liberal arts and professional experiences, the Public Health major fosters student discovery of path, profession and purpose.

Public Health

Bachelor of Arts degree must include:

  • BIO-111, HSC-201, 205, 304, 305, 401, 465, MTH-120
  • a capstone experience in public health practice or research
  • at least twelve additional credits from two or more departments with no more than 4 credits from Health Sciences (HSC) and no more than 4 credits from courses completed during the May Experience:
    • AST-260 Environment and Health in India
    • BIO-301 Microbiology
    • BIO-330 Public Health Biology
    • BIO-350 Infectious Disease Ecology
    • BIO-360 Infectious Disease in Movies: Fact and Fiction
    • BIO-435 Agroecology
    • BIO-470 Immunology
    • BUS-423 Consumer Behavior
    • ECN-242 Health Economics
    • ECN-243 Economic Growth and Development
    • ECN-331 Empirical Methods in Economics
    • EES-201 Geographic Information Systems
    • HSC-153 The First Thousand Days: Nicarguan Study
    • HSC-302 Physical Activity and Public Health
    • HSC-306 Nutrition and Public Health
    • HST-310 History of Western Medicine
    • IDS-301 Field Work in Medicine
    • MXP-260 Botswana Paradox
    • PHL-302 Clinical Medical Ethics
    • PSC-205 Public Policy in the United States
    • PSC-213 Environmental Policy
    • PSY-214 Health Psychology
    • SOC-234 Medical Sociology
    • SOC-260 Global Health Inequalities
    • SOC-262 Social Determinants of Health
    • SPN-205 Medical Spanish

Bachelor of Science degree must include:

  • BIO-111, HSC-201, 205, 304, 305, 307, 401, 465, MTH-120
  • a capstone experience in public health practice or research
  • at least twelve additional credits from two or more departments with no more than 4 credits from Health Sciences (HSC) and no more than 4 credits from courses completed during the May Experience:
    • AST-260 Environment and Health in India
    • BIO-301 Microbiology
    • BIO-330 Public Health Biology
    • BIO-350 Infectious Disease Ecology
    • BIO-360 Infectious Disease in Movies: Fact and F iction
    • BIO-435 Agroecology
    • BIO-470 Immunology
    • BUS-423 Consumer Behavior
    • ECN-242 Health Economics
    • ECN-243 Economic Growth and Development
    • ECN-331 Empirical Methods in Economics
    • EES-201 Geographic Information Systems
    • HSC-153 The First Thousand Days: Nicarguan Study
    • HSC-302 Physical Activity and Public Health
    • HSC-306 Nutrition and Public Health
    • HST-310 History of Western Medicine
    • IDS-301 Field Work in Medicine
    • MXP-260 Botswana Paradox
    • PHL-302 Clinical Medical Ethics
    • PSC-205 Public Policy in the United States
    • PSC-213 Environmental Policy
    • PSY-214 Health Psychology
    • SOC-234 Medical Sociology
    • SOC-260 Global Health Inequalities
    • SOC-262 Social Determinants of Health
    • SPN-205 Medical Spanish
  • One of the following courses: MTH-145, 150 or 151
  • One course from: CHM-110, 115, 120, EES-112, 113, 115, PHY-111, 112, PSY-320 or SUS-120.

If you’re planning a career in medicine, Furman offers all the courses required to prepare for medical school. Find out more at the Office of Health Careers Advising.​​​​​​

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