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Curriculum Outline Public Health (PH)


PH BS Major- 42 credits over two (2) years, if full-time - curriculum as of Fall 2020
Each course is three (3) credits unless otherwise noted.
As of Fall 2020, the major name will change to Public Health (currently Community Health.) In CunyFirst, courses are  listed under "Public Health-Comhe thru Summer 2020, and under Public Health-PH as of Fall 2020.
Comhe/PH majors must earn a letter grade for all prerequisite and major required courses (Credit/No Credit not acceptable.)
For course descriptions, see the CunyFirst online catalog, OR the Hunter College Undergraduate online academic catalog/Urban Public Health departmental pages.

Major Year 1
Fall 1

(12-15 credits)

PH 30100- Intro to Community and Public Health
PH 30200- Health Program Planning and Evaluation
PH 30300W-Social Structures and Health (writing intensive)
PH 32800 -Public Health Biology
Hunter requirement(s), as needed

Major Year 1
Spring 1

(9-15 credits)

PH 30400- Intro to Health Communication, Theory, and Practice
PH 33000- Principles of Epidemiology
PH 40500- Health Care Systems and Health Policy
NFS 14100-Intro to Nutrition (may be taken any semester, including summer, last or prior to the major) or a transfer nutrition course also if not equivalent to NFS 14100

Summer 1
(0-6 credits)

Students should use the summer to develop a fieldwork project
Elective (if desired)

Major Year 2
Fall 2
(9-12 credits)

PH 32500-Environmental Health
PH 41100-Community Health Assessment
PH
41200-Directed Fieldwork Practicum (120 hours fieldwork)
PH elective, if required
Hunter requirement(s) if needed

Major Year 2
Spring 2
(6-12 credits)


PH 41300-Research Symposium
PH 41500-Capstone/Grantwriting
PH elective, if required
Hunter requirement(s) if needed

Major Electives
(3 credits)
Approved Major Electives list (3 credits required. 6 credits required if graduating Summer 2020 or earlier)

Hunter College Requirements external to the Major:
All students must complete CUNY/Hunter Core requirements and Focus, including foreign language unless waived per Hunter rules or exam (given for Spanish, Italian, German, Mandarin, Greek, Arabic, Hebrew or check respective main campus language department. For general Hunter requirements, visit main campus Office of Advising and, in advance, review all tabs within their website including the important 'My Degree' link information with particular attention to Focus/Foreign Language. Direct all Core/Focus questions to your main campus advisor assigned upon entering Hunter.  At Hunter those earning a Bachelor of Science (ex: Public Health-BS) are not permitted to double major though a student can have a Focus/Minor.

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