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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.

Emphasis - Community Health

B.S. in Public Health & Health Sciences

Description

The B.S. in public health and health science 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 into areas such as public health, community, collegiate or worksite health, pre-professional and allied health programs. Students must complete one of the two concentrations offered in the program: community health promotion and/or health science studies.

Minimum Total Credit Hours: 120

General Education Requirements

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

An additional 9 hours is required in the following related subjects:

Course Requirements

The B.S. in public health and health sciences degree requires 54-57 core semester hours. The following 30 hours of coursework are required of all public health students:

Emphasis - Community Health

Course Requirements

In addition to the 30-hour PH core, students who select the community health promotion emphasis must complete the following 24-27 hours of coursework:

Professional electives (12 hours) chosen from:

Degree Requirements

The academic regulations for this degree program, as entered in the University of Mississippi Catalog, are in effect for the current or selected academic year and semester. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change rules for registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time.

B.S. in Public Health & Health Sciences

General Education

Requirement Hours Description
First Year Writing I 3 Complete Hon 101, Writ 100 or Writ 101 with a passing grade.
First Year Writing II 3 Complete one of the following courses with a passing grade: Liba 102, Writ 102 or Hon 102.
3 hrs literature 200+ 3 Complete 3 hours of literature at the 200 level or higher with a passing grade.
3 hrs fine arts 3 Complete 3 hours in the area of fine or performing arts. Choose from art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement. Acceptable freshman or sophommore-level courses are: AH 101, AH 102, AH 201, AH 202; Music 101, Music 102, Music 103, Music 104, Music 105; Dance 200; and Theatre 201.
Soc 101 3 Complete Soc 101 with a passing grade.
Psy 201 3 Complete Psy 201 with a passing grade.
3 hrs statistics course 3 Sucessfully complete a statistic course from the following list of courses: CJ 202, Math 115, Econ 230, Bus 230 or Psy 202.

General Education II

Requirement Hours Description
3 hrs fine arts or humanities 3 Successfully complete 3 credit hours in humanities chosen from the following areas: African American Studies, classical civilization, gender studies, philosophy, modern or ancient languages, religion, or southern studies. Or, successfully complete 3 credit hours in the area of fine arts chosen from the following areas: art history, music, dance, and theatre arts. Studio and workshop courses cannot be used to satisfy this requirement.
3 hrs Math 121 or higher 3 Successfully complete Math 121 or a higher level math with a passing grade.
Human biology course 3 Successfully complete either Bisc 102, Bisc 160, Bisc 206 or Bisc 207 with a passing grade.
Human biology lab 1 Successfully complete the accompanying human biology lab.
HP 203 3 Complete HP 203 with a passing grade.
Spch 102 or Spch 105 or Bus 271 3 Complete Spch 102 or Spch 105 with a passing grade.
Writ 250 3 Complete Writ 250 with a passing grade.
Additional science course 3 Complete an additional science course.
Additional science lab 4 Successfully complete an additional science lab.

Major Requirements

Requirement Hours Description
ES 350 3 Complete ES 350 with a passing grade.
ES 440 3 Complete ES 440 with a passing grade.
HP 191 3 Complete HP 191 with a passing grade.
HP 312 3 Complete HP 312 with a passing grade.
IMC/Jour 585 3 Complete IMC/Jour 585 with a passing grade.
PH 195 3 Complete PH 195 with a passing grade.
PH 300 3 Complete PH 300 with a passing grade.
PH 352 3 Complete PH 352 with a passing grade.
PH 528 3 Complete PH 528 with a passing grade.
PH 595 3 Complete PH 595 with a passing grade.

Emphasis - Community Health

Requirement Hours Description
PH 305 3 Complete PH 305 with a passing grade.
PH 319 3 Complete PH 319 with a passing grade.
PH 391 3 Complete PH 391 with a passing grade.
PH 470 3 Complete PH 470 with a passing grade.
12 hrs of Professional Electives 12 Complete 12 hrs of professional electives with a passing grade chosen from: NHM 311, NHM 417, ES 396, Anth 101, Anth 349, and ES 351.
The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.