Requirements for the Public Health Major (44 semester hours)

Core Courses (20 semester hours)

  • PHEAL 201 Introduction to Public Health (4)
  • EXHS 221 Epidemiology (4)
  • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics (4)
  • One Quantitative and/or Spatial Methods, chosen from:
  • PHEAL 499W Senior Seminar in Public Health (4)
    (Course substitution, from select contributing departments such as ANTH, and EXHS, requires program approval.)

Part A: Health (8 semester hours) 

These courses focus sustainability on facets of public health.

Complete eight semester hours of the following courses; no more than four semester hours from any discipline:

  • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (4)
  • BIOL 246 Human Anatomy (4)
  • BIOL 260 Human Physiology (4)
  • ENVS 328 Health & Global Environment (4)
  • ENVS 360 Environmental Health Geography (4)
  • HIST 239 The Social History of Health (4)
  • IDS 214 Food Justice (4)
  • IDS 224 Disease Prevention (4) or EXHS 358: Special Topics in Exercise and Health Science: Disease Prevention (topic dependent) (4)
  • IDS 353 Inner Life of Activism (4)
  • PHEAL 120 Global Health through Film (4)
  • PPLE 318 Death in America (4)
  • SOC 355 Health and Society (4)
  • LW 248 Health Care Law & Policy (4)
  • LW 397 Public Health Law (3)

Part B: Public Engagement (4 semester hours)

These courses emphasize various active modes of public advocacy, communication, leadership, participation, and/or service in the community.

Complete 4 semester hours from the following:

  • CCM 101 Public Speaking (4)
  • CCM 102 Argumentation, Advocacy, and Debate (4)
  • CCM 201 Arguing About the Right Thing to Do (4)
  • CCM 202 Designing Persuasive Campaigns (4)
  • CCM 366 Ethics of Public Argument (4)
  • EXHS 358 Special Topics in Exercise and Health Science: Aging, Health, and Functional Assessment (topic dependent) (4)
  • HIST 202 Public History Practicum: History in the News (2)
  • HIST 306 History Through Biography (4)
  • IDS 107X Willamette Emergency Medical Service (1)
  • IDS 180 Pre-Health Career Perspectives (1)
  • IDS 202 Convocation: Reflecting on Campus, Community and Cosmos (2)
  • IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (2)
  • IDS 214 Food Justice (4)
  • IDS 215 Willamette Academy Service Learning (2)
  • IDS 240 Science Communication and Outreach (2)
  • PPLE 338W Reforming Criminal Justice (4)
  • RHET 242 Rhetoric & Leadership (4)
  • BUS 2101 Introduction to Management (4)
  • BUS 2102 Organizations--Design, Management, and Change (4)
  • Any credit-bearing internship with a health-related agency or organization, currently awarded credit through:

Allied Concentrations (8 semester hours) 

These courses cover various general descriptive and prescriptive disciplinary approaches in the humanities, social sciences, and natural and clinical sciences that enrich a holistic view of public health but do not necessarily address health directly.

Complete 8 semester hours from the following categories; no more than four semester hours in any category:

Global and Area Studies

  • ANTH 150 Controversies and Issues in Cultural Anthropology (4)
  • ANTH 231 Indigenous Peoples of North America (4)
  • ANTH 232 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (4)
  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico & Ecuador (4)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment (4)
  • ECON 351 Comparative Economic Systems (4)
  • ECON 352 The Economics of Developing Countries (4)
  • IDS 250W Narratives of Migration: From Islamic Spain to the US/Mexico Border (4)
  • INTST 218 Politics in the Developing World (4)
  • INTST 380 Asian Politics & Development (4)
  • SOC 382 Human Rights: Research & Advocacy (4)

Ethics, Inequality, and Social Analysis

  • AES 150 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies (4)
  • ECON 132 Introduction to Economic Inquiry (4)
  • ECON 320 Discourse on Income Inequality (4)
  • ECON 344 The Economics of Race & Gender (4)
  • ENVS 120 Social Systems and the Environment (4)
  • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (4)
  • ENVS 334 Political Ecology (4)
  • ENVS 360 Research in Environmental Health Geography (4)
  • PHIL 235W Philosophical Ethics (4)
  • PPLE 220 Politics & Ethics (4)
  • PPLE 319 U.S. Welfare Policy (4)
  • RHET 362W Telling News: Framing Reality (4)
  • SOC 121 Gender in Society (4)
  • SOC 131 Sociological Inquiry: Food Justice (topic dependent) (4)
  • SOC 182 Racism & White Supremacy in the U.S. (4)
  • SOC 186 Navigating Social Worlds (4)
  • SOC 303 Sociological Theory (4)
  • SOC 386 Special Topics in Sociology: Black Lives Matter (topic dependent) (4)
  • WGS 245 Feminism, Gender, and Society (4)
  • LW 268 Healthcare Law: The Affordable Care Act (3)
  • LW 270 Medical Malpractice (3)
  • LW 394 Biomedical Research (3)
  • LW 3014 Health Care Transactions (3)

Clinical Sciences

  • BIOL 120 Introduction to Biological Inquiry (4)
  • BIOL 453W Research in Behavioral Ecology (4)
  • CHEM 115 General Chemistry I (4)
  • CHEM 116 General Chemistry II (4)
  • CHEM 230 Environmental Chemistry (4)
  • ENVS 381 Research in Spatial Science (4)
  • EXHS 230 The Science of Nutrition (4)
  • EXHS 340 Clinical Healthcare: Theory and Application (4)
  • EXHS 347 Biomechanics (4)
  • IDS 222 Fundamentals of Neuroscience (4)
  • MATH 239 Statistical Learning with R (4)
  • PSYC 252W Research Methods & Analysis I (4)
  • PSYC 337 Diagnosis of "Abnormal" Child and Adolescent Behavior  (4)
  • PSYC 345 BioPsychology (4)

Additional Elective (4 semester hours)

  • Four additional semester hours from any of the Part A: Health, Part B: Public Engagement, or Allied Concentration lists.

Requirements for the Public Health Minor (24 semester hours)

  • PHEAL 201 Introduction to Public Health (4)
  • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics (4)
  • EXHS 221 Epidemiology (4)
  • 1 Part A: Health Elective (4)
  • 1 Part B: Public Engagement Elective (4)
  • 1 Allied Concentration Elective (4)
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