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Xavier University of Louisiana    
 
    
 
  Sep 20, 2017
 
University Catalog 2016-2017

Public Health Sciences, B.S.


Required Courses


The requirements for a major in public health sciences include the following nine courses:

Completing all of the required courses will help students learn about underlying causes of health and the role public health plays in addressing them. Students will learn how to apply public health approaches to prevent or intervene on public health concerns both domestically and internationally.

In order for a public health sciences course to be counted for degree credit, a student must earn a “C” or better. In addition, public health sciences majors are required to attend classes regularly; complete a nine credit hour senior internship; and pass the senior comprehensive exam. Students interested in medical or dental school should begin work in the freshmen year on a minor in biology, chemistry, and any other courses required by medical and dental schools.

As in all undergraduate majors at Xavier, public health sciences majors are required to declare a minor. Students may consider, for example, establishing a minor in biology, mathematics, psychology, sociology, theology or business.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Senior Year


Summary: Program in Public Health Sciences


Fundamental Core: 12


English Composition (6, ENGL 1000 /ENGL 1010  and ENGL 1020 ), Language (6 of same language)

Essential Core: 33


Freshman Seminar (2, FRSM 1000 and FRSM 1100), African American and Diaspora Studies (3), Communication Studies (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Philosophy (6, including PHIL 2400 ), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3)

Expansive Core: 6


(includes MGMT 2060 -3)

Minor/Electives: 18


Total Hours: 120


*All Public Health Science majors must take the Comprehensive Exam and score at least 70% to pass in order to register for PHLT 4004  (Senior Intern).