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2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy)
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  Apr 22, 2018
 
2015-2016 USC Sumter Bulletin (Archived Copy) [Archived Catalog]

Public Health, B.S.


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Learning Outcomes

  • Students will illustrate the contributions of a range of disciplines and professions in improving the health of the public.
  • The student will demonstrate the ability to utilize information from various contexts in the field of public health.
  • Students will understand the role of the socio-behavioral sciences in the determinants and prevention of public health problems; understand and discuss the importance and influence of social and cultural factors and their effects on public health; and explain how public health can utilize social and behavioral interventions to improvide the health of populations.
  • Student will understand the role of the physical and natural sciences in the determinants of and relationship to problems in the health of the public.
  • The student will discuss individual and social accountability including civic responsibility and ethical reasoning as they apply to the health of populations.
  • The student will use suitable technologies, scientific inquiry skills and communication strategies to conduct ethical research on public health issues.
  • The student will demonstrate proficient reasoning and critical thinking including the ability to analyze, synthesize and evaluate information to make sound decisions and solve problems as they apply to public health.

Degree Requirements

See Arnold School of Public Health  for entrance requirements, progression requirements, and other regulations.

  1. Carolina Core General Education Requirements
  2. Arnold School College Core Requirements
  3. Required Public Health-Related Major Courses
  4. Additional Courses in the Major
  5. Electives

1. Carolina Core General Education Requirements (with recommended courses for a BS in the Arnold SPH)


CMW: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Written Component (6 hours)


  • Any approved CMW Carolina Core course.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

ARP: Analytical Reasoning and Problem-Solving (6 hours)


  • Any approved ARP Carolina Core courses.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

SCI: Scientific Literacy (7 hours)


  • Any approved SCI Carolina Core course, including one laboratory. 

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

GFL: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Foreign Language (0-6 hours)


  • Students shall demonstrate in one foreign language the ability to comprehend the topic and main ideas in written and, with the exception of Latin and Ancient Greek, spoken texts on familiar subjects. This ability can be demonstrated by achieving a score of two or better on a USC foreign language test. Those failing to do so must satisfactorily complete equivalent study of foreign language at USC.

GHS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Historical Thinking (3 hours)


  • Any approved GHS Carolina Core course

GSS: Global Citizenship and Multicultural Understanding: Social Sciences (3 hours)


  • Any approved GSS Carolina Core course.

See Arnold School listing for specific requirements.

AIU: Aesthetic and Interpretive Understanding (3 hours)


  • Any approved AIU Carolina Core course

CMS: Effective, Engaged, and Persuasive Communication: Spoken Component (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved CMS Carolina Core course or overlay

INF: Information Literacy (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved INF Carolina Core course or overlay

VSR: Values, Ethics, and Social Responsibility (0-3 hours) *


  • Any approved VSR Carolina Core course or overlay

Note:


*CMS, INF and VSR learning outcomes can be satisfied by approved overlay courses or by approved stand-alone courses. Up to two overlay and/or abbreviated courses can be used for these requirements.

3. Required Public Health-Related Major Courses (30 Hours)


    Select One:


      4. Additional Courses in the Major (28 Hours)


      Selectives (12 Hours):


      • 12 additional credit hours with approval of the undergraduate advisor to enhance the major

      5. Electives


      Students in Public Health must complete a minimum of 120 credit hours. Depending on specific course choices, students must complete an appropriate number of elective courses.

      Minors


      Students majoring in Public Health may pursue minors offered by other units. In completing a minor, students may apply advisor-approved courses to both the minor and cognate, selective, or elective requirements. Courses in the college core requirements beyond the Carolina Core minimum requirements may also be used in the minor.

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