ALL MAJORS are eligible to complete the public health concentration. The program requires:
- Completion of one 4-5 credit hour elective from each of the following categories:
- Human Culture
- Completion of PBH 201 Perspectives in Public Health. PBH 201 registration is limited to students with sophomore standing or higher.
- Completion of PBH 301: Public Health Workshop. PBH 301 registration is limited to students with junior standing or higher and whose application to the Public Health Program has been approved.
- Completion of PBH 302: Public Health in Practice. PBH 302 registration is limited to students with junior standing or higher and whose application to the Public Health Program has been approved.
Additional requirements and things to note:
- The Public Health Concentration is designed to complement students’ foundational work in their majors and thus the course work is intended to be most relevant for veteran students who have committed to a course of study in our traditional academic curriculum. Students may start accruing Public Health electives at any time during their tenure at Oglethorpe, but their official entry into the program must be formalized via application to the Public Health Concentration coordinator. Applications will only be accepted from students who are registering for courses with junior year status or above. Application deadlines will be announced several weeks in advance of registration week in both the Fall and the Spring semesters. Exceptions to the application deadline can be made under extenuating circumstances (e.g., transfer and international student complexities) in consultation with the program coordinator and the Registrar.
- Occasional special topics or advanced special topics offerings may also satisfy an elective requirement in the Public Health Concentration with the approval of both the public health coordinator and the offering department of the course.
- Students registering for a course that serves as a relevant Public Health elective must comply with all course pre-requisites as stipulated in the Bulletin.
- Courses taken in fulfillment of a major or a minor can also be applied equally towards the Public Health Concentration.
- A grade of C- or better is required in all courses contributing to the Concentration