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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

B.S. in Public Health


The B.S. in public health program provides students with foundational public health knowledge and skills that can be applied across many settings. The program prepares students to enter the workforce or continue their education in areas including public health, medicine, government, public policy, healthcare administration, health education, and community health. Students majoring in public health choose between an emphasis in community health or an emphasis in health science.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

See General Education/Core Curriculum for the School of Applied Sciences.

An additional 6 hours is required as part of the general education requirements:

Course Requirements

The B.S. in public health degree requires 33 major semester hours. The following courses are required of all public health students:

Other Academic Requirements

Students majoring in public health select an emphasis in either community health or heath science. Each emphasis area requires a total of 43-44 semester hours.


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