B.A. or B.S. Community and Public Health with Addiction Studies Concentration
Major in Community and Public Health
Students choosing to major in Community and Public Health must complete all university General Education Requirements for the B.A. or B.S. degree, all core Community and Public Health requirements, and all courses from one of the concentrations listed below. Students selecting the school health concentration should complete the School Health Core, the required coursework and must also complete all College of Education course requirements.
Summary of Requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or a Bachelor of Science Degree in Community and Public Health
- Completion of the university General Education Requirements, a minimum of 36 credits (see General Education Requirements and Applying to Graduate in the Academic Information section of this catalog). Courses which partially or wholly fulfill both General Education Objectives and major requirements are:
and Biology I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
|COMM 1101||Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Satisfies General Education Objective 2)||3|
|ENGL 1101||Writing and Rhetoric I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)||3|
|ENGL 1102||Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)||3|
|MATH 1153||Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)||3|
|Business Statistics (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)|
|NTD 2239||Nutrition (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)||3|
|PSYC 1101||Introduction to Psychology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)||3|
|Social Problems (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)|
2. Completion of the following required course:
|ENGL 3307||Professional and Technical Writing||3|
3. Completion of the Community Health Core Requirements (27 credits).
4. Completion of the courses from one of the three concentrations listed below. Students selecting the school health concentration should complete the Community Health Core, the required coursework, and must also complete all College of Education course requirements.
5. Completion of elective courses. Elective courses should be selected according to the student’s interests and career needs, in conjunction with a faculty advisor. The total number of elective credit hours may include any non-required HE course and any other approved elective.
Credits earned in a Community and Public Health course with a grade of lower than a “C” will not be counted toward graduation for a Community and Public Health major. The student must present a current first aid and CPR card to her/his advisor.
Community Health Major Core Requirements (27 credits)
|HE 2200||Promoting Wellness||3|
|HE 2221||Introduction to Community and Public Health||3|
|HE 4405||Leadership and Policy||3|
|HE 4410||Health Behavior Change Theory and Application||3|
|HE 4420||Health Program Planning and Implementation||3|
|HE 4432||Community and Public Health||3|
|HE 4435||Health Program Evaluation and Research||3|
|HE 4442||Environmental Health in Community and Public Health||3|
Addiction Studies Concentration1
In addition to the Community Health Major Core, the following courses are required:
|HE 2230||Introduction to Addictions||3|
|HE 2232||Helping Theories||3|
|HE 2233||Harmful and Illicit Substances||3|
|HE 2234||Blood Borne Illness||1|
|HE 2235||Chemical Dependency and the Family||3|
|HE 3310||Screening and Assessment of Substance Abuse||3|
|HE 3311||Case Management of Substance Abuse||3|
|HE 3312||Ethics for the Addictions Counselor||3|
|HE 3314||Group Skills for Addiction Counselors||3|
|HE 4490||Practicum in Community and Public Health||4|
Addiction/Dependency Counselor Certification: Any Community and Public Health majors who wish to meet the standards of the ISAS and CADC certification through the Idaho Board of Alcohol and Drug Certification must complete the listed courses in the Addiction Studies Concentration. Additionally, the IBADCC Board requires a bachelor’s degree for the CADC certification. Two courses are taught each semester and will be listed in the Class Schedule; contact the Department of Community and Public Health to learn which courses will be scheduled in the future.