Program Learning Outcomes

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Students in the Public Health program take a curriculum with a strong foundation in the basic sciences, liberal arts and an informed sense of healthcare issues that develops the necessary knowledge and skills to apply public health principles of health promotion and disease prevention to their future career or graduate school placement. By the end of the Public Health program, students will have developed proficiency in the following learning domains:

Knowledge of Human Cultures and the Physical and Natural World as it Relates to Individual and Population Health

Students will gain this knowledge through study in the sciences and mathematics, social sciences, humanities, histories, languages and the arts. Focused by engagement with broad questions, both contemporary and enduring.

Intellectual and Practical Skills

Students will gain these skills through inquiry and analysis, critical and creative thinking, written and oral communication, Quantitative literacy, Information literacy, teamwork and problem solving. These skills should be practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance.

Personal and Social Responsibility

Students will demonstrate civic knowledge and engagement—local and global, intercultural knowledge and competence, ethical reasoning and action, foundations and skills for lifelong learning. Student learning should be anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges

Integrative and Applied Learning

Students will demonstrate synthesis and advanced accomplishment across general and specialized studies. This is demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems

Background Domain

Students should be exposed to the following content Areas: Science, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Math/Quantitative Reasoning, Humanities/Fine Arts

Public Health Domains

Overview of Public Health: Students should have an introduction to the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society

Cumulative Experience and Field Experience

Students should have opportunities to integrate, apply, and synthesize knowledge through cumulative and experiential activities.

Cross-Cutting Areas

Students should be exposed to concepts and experiences necessary for success in the workplace, further education, and life-long learning.