Public Health- Bachelor of Arts

Public Health is a field of study focused on preventing illness and promoting health in individuals, communities, and society as a whole. The Public Health degree at Miami builds on the University’s strengths in four areas: Human Disease & Epidemiology; Health Policy & Administration; Public Health Promotion; and Behavioral Public Health. Students will choose a concentration in one of these specialty areas, as well as complete a core curriculum covering the critical elements of public health. These curricula will prepare students for either graduate school or employment in the field. Students choosing a concentration in either Health Promotion or Behavioral Health will complete all of the requirements of the College of Education, Health and Society. Students choosing a concentration in Human Disease and Epidemiology or Health Policy and Administration will complete all of the requirements of the College of Arts and Science.

Program Requirements

Core Courses21-22
Select the following:
GTY 365Social Policy and Programs in Gerontology3
or KNH 321 National and Global Health Policy
IES 441Environmental Public Health3
KNH 218Applied Health Behavior Change3
KNH 221Social Marketing in Public Health3
MBI 131Community Health Perspectives3
or KNH 125 Introduction to Public Health
MBI 361Epidemiology (Note: enroll in a W section to meet the CAS writing in the major requirement)3
STA 261Statistics3-4
or STA 301 Applied Statistics
Concentrations (one required):18-20
Select the following:
BIO/MBI 116Biological Concepts: Structure, Function, Cellular, and Molecular Biology4
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
BIO 305Human Physiology4
MBI 111Microorganisms and Human Disease3
MBI 461Human Disease and Epidemiology3
Select one of the following:
Introduction to Medical Anthropology
Doctors, Clinics, and Epidemics
Immunology Principles
Introduction to Statistical Modeling
Select the following:
GTY 465Policies & Programs in an Aging Society3
POL 261Public Administration3
POL 340Internship 10-20
or GTY 440R Gerontology Research Capstone Internship
or GTY 440P Gerontology Practice Capstone Internship
Select one of the following administration courses:
Public Management, Leadership, and Administrative Politics
Public Budgeting
Public Personnel Administration
Formal Organization
Select one of the following policy courses:
Developing Solutions in Global Health
Health Economics
Applied Research in Gerontology
Public Policy Analysis
Total Credit Hours83-107

Students seeking the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health meet the College of Arts and Science writing in the major requirement by completing MBI 361W, the writing-intensive section of the epidemiology course required in the core.