Requirements

Requirements for the Public Health Major (11 Credits)

Core Courses (5)

  • PHEAL 101 Introduction to Public Health (1)
  • EXHS 221 Epidemiology (1)
  • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics (1)
  • One Quantitative and/or Spatial Methods, chosen from:
    • ECON 230 Economic Statistics (1)
    • ENVS 250 Geographic Information Systems (1)
    • EXHS 256W Research Design in Exercise Science (1)
    • IDS 138 Introduction to Applied Statistics (1)
    • MATH 138 Statistics (1)
    • PSYC 253 Research Methods & Analysis (1)
    • SOC 331 Applied Quantitative Modeling & Analysis in Social Research (1)
    • SOC 341 Methods of Social Survey Design, Sampling & Data Analysis (1)
  • PHEAL 499W Senior Seminar in Public Health (1)
    (Course substitution, from select contributing departments such as ANTH, and EXHS, requires program approval.)

Part A: Health (2) 

These courses focus sustainability on facets of public health.

Complete two of the following; no more than one from any discipline:

  • ANTH 344 Medical Anthropology (1)
  • BIOL 246 Human Anatomy (1)
  • BIOL 260 Human Physiology (1)
  • ENVS 328 Health & Global Environment (1)
  • ENVS 360 Environmental Health Geography (1)
  • IDS 224 Disease Prevention (1) or EXHS 358: Special Topics in Exercise Science: Disease Prevention (topic dependent) (1)
  • POLI 318 Death in America (1)
  • SOC 355 Health and Society (1)

Part B: Public Engagement (1)

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

Complete one full credit from the following:

  • CCM 101 Public Speaking (1)
  • CCM 102 Argumentation, Advocacy, and Debate (1)
  • CCM 201 Arguing About the Right Thing to Do (1)
  • CCM 202 Designing Persuasive Campaigns (1)
  • CCM 366 Ethics of Public Argument (1)
  • EXHS 358 Special Topics in Exercise Science: Aging, Health, and Functional Assessment (topic dependent) (1)
  • HIST 306 History Through Biography (1)
  • HIST 393 Oral History: Theory, Methods, Practice (1)
  • IDS 107X Willamette Emergency Medical Service (.25)
  • IDS 202 Convocation: Reflecting on Campus, Community and Cosmos (.5)
  • IDS 205 Chemawa Indian School Partnership Program (.5)
  • IDS 214 Food Justice Practicum (1)
  • IDS 215 Willamette Academy Service Learning (.5)
  • IDS 240 Science Communication and Outreach (.5)
  • PPLE 338W Reforming Criminal Justice (1)
  • PSYC 321 Psychology for Sustainability (1)
  • RHET 242 Rhetoric & Leadership (1)
  • GSM 621: Leadership Effectiveness and Development (1)
  • GSM 624: Managing Organizations: Individuals, Teams and Human Resources (1)
  • Any credit-bearing internship with a health-related agency or organization, currently awarded credit through:

Allied Concentrations (2) 

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 heatlh directly.

Complete two courses from the following categories; no more than one in any category:

Global and Area Studies

  • ANTH 231 Native North American Cultures (1)
  • ANTH 232 Peoples and Cultures of Africa (1)
  • ANTH 235 Cultures of Mexico & Ecuador (1)
  • ANTH 351 Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights and the Environment (1)
  • ECON 351 Comparative Economic Systems (1)
  • ECON 352 The Economics of Developing Countries (1)
  • INTST 218 Politics in the Developing World (1)
  • INTST 380 Asian Politics & Development (1)
  • POLI 316 Politics of International Justice (1)

Ethics, Inequality, and Social Analysis

  • AES 150 Introduction to American Ethnic Studies (1)
  • ECON 132 Introduction to Economic Inquiry (1)
  • ECON 320 Discourse on Income Inequality (1)
  • ECON 344 The Economics of Race & Gender (1)
  • ENVS 120 Social Systems and the Environment (1)
  • ENVS 304W Politics of Environmental Ethics (1)
  • ENVS 334 Political Ecology (1)
  • ENVS 360 Research in Environmental Health Geography (1)
  • PHIL 235W Philosophical Ethics (1)
  • PPLE 220 Politics & Ethics (1)
  • PPLE 319 U.S. Welfare Policy (1)
  • SOC 114 Racism & White Supremacy in the U.S. (1)
  • SOC 121 Gender in Society (1)
  • SOC 131 Sociological Inquiry: Food Justice (topic dependent) (1)
  • SOC 145 Latina/o Sociology (1)
  • SOC 201 Navigating Social Worlds (1)
  • SOC 303 Sociological Theory (1)
  • SOC 358 Special Topics in Sociology: Black Lives Matter (topic dependent) (1)
  • WGS 245 Feminism, Gender, and Society(1)
  • LAW 248 Health Care Law & Policy (1)
  • LAW 268 Healthcare Law: The Affordable Care Act (1)
  • LAW 270 Medical Malpractice (1)
  • LAW 314 Antitrust Law (1)
  • LAW 394 Biomedical Research (1)
  • LAW 397 Public Health Law (1)
  • LAW 3014 Health Care Transactions (1)

Clinical Sciences

  • BIOL 120 Introduction to Biologica Inquiry (1)
  • BIOL 453W Research in Behavioral Ecology (1)
  • CHEM 115 General Chemistry I (1)
  • CHEM 116 General Chemistry II (1)
  • CHEM 230 Environmental Chemistry (1)
  • ENVS 381 Research in Spatial Science (1)
  • EXHS 135 Concepts and Contemporary Issues in Exercise Science and Sport (.5)
  • EXHS 230 The Science of Nutrition (1)
  • EXHS 340 Clinical Applications and Physical Function (1)
  • EXHS 347 Biomechanics (1)
  • IDS 220 The Body in Science and Society (1)
  • IDS 222 Fundamentals of Neuroscience(1)
  • MATH 239 Statistical Learning with R (1)
  • PSYC 252W Research Methods & Analysis I (1)
  • PSYC 310 Clinical Psychology (1)
  • PSYC 337 Diagnosis of "Abnormal" Child and Adolescent Behavior  (1)
  • PSYC 345 BioPsychology (1)

Additional Elective (1)

  • One additional course from any of the Part A: Health, Part B: Public Engagement, or Allied Concentration lists.

Requirements for the Public Health Minor (6 credits)

  • PHEAL 101 Introduction to Public Health
  • PHEAL 301 Public Health Ethics
  • EXHS 221 Epidemiology
  • 1 Part A: Health Elective
  • 1 Part B: Public Engagement Elective
  • 1 Allied Concentration Elective