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

  1. Completion of the university General Education Requirements, a minimum of 36 credits (see General Education Requirements anApplying to Graduate in the Academic Information section of this catalog). Courses which partially or wholly fulfill both General Education Objectives and major requirements are:
BIOL 1101
1101L
Biology I
and Biology I Lab (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)
4
COMM 1101Fundamentals of Oral Communication (Satisfies General Education Objective 2)3
ENGL 1101Writing and Rhetoric I (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)3
ENGL 1102Writing and Rhetoric II (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 1)3
MATH 1153Statistical Reasoning (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)3
or
Business Statistics (Satisfies General Education Objective 3)
NTD 2239Nutrition (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 5)3
PSYC 1101Introduction to Psychology (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)3
or
Social Problems (Partially satisfies General Education Objective 6)

2.  Completion of the following required course:

ENGL 3307Professional and Technical Writing3

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.

6. Completion of the university requirements for graduation, a minimum of 120 credits (See Degree Requirements and Applying to Graduate in the Academic Information section of this catalog).

In Addition:
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 2200Promoting Wellness3
HE 2221Introduction to Community and Public Health3
HE 3383Epidemiology3
HE 4405Leadership and Policy3
HE 4410Health Behavior Change Theory and Application3
HE 4420Health Program Planning and Implementation3
HE 4432Community and Public Health3
HE 4435Health Program Evaluation and Research3
HE 4442Environmental Health in Community and Public Health3
Total Credits27

Addiction Studies Concentration1

In addition to the Community Health Major Core, the following courses are required:

HE 2230Introduction to Addictions3
HE 2232Helping Theories3
HE 2233Harmful and Illicit Substances3
HE 2234Blood Borne Illness1
HE 2235Chemical Dependency and the Family3
HE 3310Screening and Assessment of Substance Abuse3
HE 3311Case Management of Substance Abuse3
HE 3312Ethics for the Addictions Counselor3
HE 3314Group Skills for Addiction Counselors3
HE 4490Practicum in Community and Public Health4
HE Electives3
Total Credits32