The BS degree in Public Health with a concentration in Health Studies online requires the completion of the University’s General Education Core requirements and Public Health Related courses. The major consists of 36 credit hours of core courses and 18 credit hours of health electives.

University Residency and Minimum Requirements

  • 122 Total Semester Credits:
    • Accepted transfer credit (only 64 credit hours can be transferred from a community college) + courses completed at UNCG.
  • 31 Semester Credits from UNCG:
    • Minimum 12 s.h. toward any major and 9 s.h. toward any minor.
  • 36 Semester Credits at 300 Level or Above.
    • (HEA courses will meet this requirement)
  • 2.5 Cumulative GPA: Minimum GPA for Public Health Major

Health Studies (48 Credits)

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MAJOR AREA REQUIREMENTS Credits
Health Studies Requirements
51
Required Major Area Courses
36
HEA308 – Introduction to Public Health
3
HEA312 – Public Health and Health Care Systems in the US
3
HEA314 – Public Health Diseases
3
HEA315 – Epidemiology
3
HEA316 – Environmental Health
3
HEA325 – Public Health Data Analysis
3
HEA350 – Race, Ethnicity and Health
3
HEA433 – Gender and Health
3
HEA447 – Income, Social Status and Health
3
HEA490 – Health Seminar
6
HEA Electives (Electives Rotate Each Semester)
18
HEA113 – Medical Terminology for the Public Health Professional
3
HEA201 – Personal Health
3
HEA307 – Global Health
3
HEA260 – Human Sexuality
3
HEA310 – Emotional Health
3
HEA331 – Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs
3
HEA450 – Worksite Wellness
3
HEA470 – Adolescent Health
3
HEA471 – Immigrant and Refugee Health
3

Course Sequence

The program begins in the fall and culminates with a capstone seminar in the spring semester of the senior year. For more information on the course sequence, please click on the following link:

Course Sequence