May 28, 2024  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, B.S.

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About the Program

The major in Public Health equips undergraduate students with the tools necessary to study, research and practice ways to improve health outcomes for communities and populations. Our concentration in global health will allow them to apply these concepts to populations around the world. A multidisciplinary program focus situates students at the intersections of public health, social science, and innovations in global health practice. These theoretical and practice-oriented underpinnings foster creative, evidence-based action to address the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health through the context of modern challenges and opportunities across societies. The degree program emphasizes collaboration, critical thinking, and experiential learning. Public health graduates will develop a unique set of skills with which to address health disparities and improve health and wellbeing in ways that are socially and culturally meaningful to communities in the US and across the globe, “preparing students for life in a rapidly changing global society” in accordance with the mission and vision of Arcadia University.

Students interested in declaring public health as a major should meet with Dr. Katherine DiSantis to discuss the program.


(72 credits as listed below, with Undergraduate Curriculum requirements and electives to total 128)

Four Global Health Concentration Courses (16 credits)

  • PBH 220 Biological Principles of Global Health (Pending Approval)
  • PBH 330 Applied Perspectives in Global Public Health (Pending Approval)
  • PBH 360 The Global Environment: Sustainability, Climate Change, and the Built Environment (Pending Approval)

Three Public Health Practicum and Capstone (12 credits)

  • PBH 489 Public Health Practicum (Pending Approval)
  • PBH 495 Senior Capstone I: Fundamentals of Program Planning in Public Health (Pending Approval)
  • PBH 496 Senior Capstone II: Applied Program Planning in Public Health (Pending Approval)

Related Graduate Study at Arcadia University

  • Master of Public Health

Dual Degrees

  • Master of Public Health/Master of Medical Science
  • Master of Public Health/Master of Counseling
  • Master of Public Health/Master of International Peace and Conflict Resolution
  • Master of Public Health/Doctorate of Physical Therapy

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