| ACADEMICS | Majors & Minors | Public Health
Public Health MajorThe goal of the 42-credit Public Health Major is to prepare health practitioners in the public health disciplines of wellness, health promotion and holistic disease prevention; as well as in community health services through cooperative, multi-disciplinary experiences. Coursework focuses on developing knowledge of various determinants affecting health from global to local perspectives in health needs.Major Required Courses: 27 Credits
Electives (Between Major and Interdisciplinary Options): 15 CreditsMajor Electives: 3-6 Credits (1 or 2 courses)
Interdisciplinary Electives: 9-13 Credits (3-4 courses)See Health Sciences Department for list of approved courses.
Required Ancillary Courses (19-20 Credits):
Public Health Minor: 21 creditsThe minor is designed to develop an in-depth understanding of the core areas and competencies of the public health discipline by introducing students to various determinants affecting health from global, national, community, and local perspectives.Requirements:
Note: concentration in Health cannot be taken with a major in the Health discipline. Interdisciplinary Concentration in Public Health and Social Justice: 15 creditsThe Concentration is designed to develop an educated citizenry who will examine the determinants of health from global, national, community and local perspectives.Requirements:
Public Health - Pre-Nursing ProgramThe Public Health - Pre-Nursing Program is a dual-degree based on a formal affiliation agreement that admits a limited number of students into an articulated program thatbegins with 83 credits at WSU in the Public Health/Pre-Nursing program and ends with the accelerated Bachelor of Nursing program at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University ("MCPHS University") Worcester or Manchester, NH campus. At the completion of the appropriate 37 credits (of the 63 required) at MCPHS University, the student transfers those credits back to WSU, and earns a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The student then completes the additional number of appropriate credits (26) at MCPHS University to earn the B.S. in Nursing. Students should see the advisor in the Health Sciences department assigned to the program. Please see entrance requirements in this catalog.The Bachelor of Science in Public Health requires the following 83 credits at WSU followed by the 63 credits in Nursing which will be taken at the MCPHS University campus in either Worcester or Manchester, NH.B.S. PUBLIC HEALTH (WSU)/B.S. NURSING (MCPHS University)WSU Dual Degree Entrance RequirementsHigh School GPA 3.0 and SAT CR and MA total of 1000 (or ACT 21). Students for whom English is not their first language must also submit a TOEFL with a score of 213 or higher or a minimum of 9 on the iBT. WSU Curriculum Requirements
An Intent to Transfer/Enroll at MCPHS University form must be submitted by May 1 for fall enrollment and by September 1 for spring enrollment andmust include an official WSU transcript.Admission to the accelerated BSN program is also contingent upon a satisfactory pre-admission interview conducted by MCPHS University at the campus to which a student intends to transfer and is subject to availability of openings in the program.The MCPHS University Worcester /Manchester Admissions Committee retains the right to make the final decision on each student's transfer application.The B.S. in Public Health at WSU is earned upon the successful completion of 37 credits at MCPHS University. The WSU Registrar requires an official transcript.
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