Santa Clara University

Public Health Science

Majors

In addition to completing the 2009 University Core Curriculum and College requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree, Public Health Science majors must complete the departmental requirements outlined below

Important note:  The curriculum for the public health science major has been revised and students entering SCU as of Fall 2013 will follow the new requirements. Students who declared Public Health Science as their major prior to Fall 2013 will continue to follow the original PHS curriculum.

If you entered SCU prior to Fall 2013 and are going to declare your major, please contact the Public Health Department's advising coordinator, Lisa Osteraas (losteraas@scu.edu), to set up an appointment to clarify your major plan.

Curriculum for students who entered SCU Fall 2013 and later:

1. Public Health Science: PHSC 1, 2, 100, 139, 150, 190
    Public Health Elective: Choose one from list

2. Natural Science: BIOL 21, 22, 24, 25
                               CHEM 11, 12, 13
                               CHEM 31, 32

    Upper-Division Biomedical Electives: Choose two from list, at least one with a lab

3. Social Science: Lower-Div. Social Science Electives: Choose two from list
    Upper-Div. Social Science Electives: Choose two from list

4. Mathematics: MATH 11, 12

5. Statistics: Choose one from MATH 8, ANTH 112, BIOL 160, COMM 110, ENVS110, OMIS 40,
                     POLI 100, PSYC 40, SOCI 120.

**Recommended Pre-Health Courses: PHYS 11, 12, 13 or PHYS 31, 32 , 33 and CHEM 33

For additional information about the public health sciences major, please see the handout entitled
"Public Health Sciences Major and Core Requirements Check Sheet" for Students Entering SCU Fall 2013 or Later."

Curriculum for students who entered SCU prior to Fall 2013:

1. Public Health Science: PHSC 1, 100, 190
    Public Health Elective: Choose one from list

2. Natural Science: BIOL 21, 22, 24, 25
                               CHEM 11, 12, 13
                               CHEM 31, 32

     Upper-Division Natural Science Electives: Choose three from list, at least two with lab

3. Social Science: Lower-Div. Social Science Electives: Choose three from list, two from same dept.
     Upper-Div. Social Science Electives: Choose three from list

4. Mathematics: MATH 11, 12

5. Statistics: Choose one from MATH 8, PSYC 40, SOCI 120, BIOL 160

**Recommended Pre-Health Courses: PHYS 11, 12, 13 or PHYS 31, 32 , 33 and CHEM 33

For additional information about the public health sciences major,  please see the handout entitled "Public Health Sciences Major and Core Requirements Check Sheet" for Students Entering SCU Prior to Fall 2013".