Mar 08, 2021
Please click here to see Health and Behavioral Sciences department information.
These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
Director: Jimi Adams, Associate Professor
Office: North Classroom 3018
Click here for BS in Public Health
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Major
- Click here to go to information about declaring a major.
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- Students must complete a total of 43 credit hours, including a minimum of 29 PBHL credit hours and a minimum of 14 credit hours in ancillary coursework.
- Students must complete a minimum of 16 upper-division (3000-level and above) credit hours in the major.
- Students must achieve a minimum GPA of 2.0 for all courses applied to major requirements.
- Students must complete all major courses, including ancillary courses, taken at CU Denver and all transfer courses applying to major requirements with a minimum grade of C-(1.7). Students cannot complete major or ancillary course requirements as pass/fail.
- Students must complete a minimum of 26 PBHL credit hours with CU Denver faculty.
Program Restrictions, Allowances and Recommendations
- Students must complete PBHL 3020, 3001, 3030, 3070, 4040 and 4099 with CU Denver faculty.
Take all of the following required courses:
- PBHL 2001 - Introduction To Public Health
- PBHL 3020 - Introduction to Environmental Health
- PBHL 3001 - Introduction to Epidemiology
- PBHL 3030 - Health Policy
- PBHL 3070 - Perspectives in Global Health
- PBHL 4040 - Social Determinants of Health
- PBHL 4099 - Capstone Experience in Public Health
Take one of the following Quantitative Methods courses, or another statistics course that has been approved by the undergraduate program director/advisor in advance:
- ANTH 4050 - Quantitative Methods in Anthropology
- BIOL 3763 - Biostatistics
- MATH 2830 - Introductory Statistics
- MATH 4830 - Applied Statistics
- PSYC 2090 - Statistics and Research Methods
Take two PBHL electives from the following list:
- PBHL 3002 - Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice
- PBHL 2052 - Global Demography and Health
- PBHL 3010 - Human Sexuality and Public Health
- PBHL 3021 - Fundamentals of Health Promotion
- PBHL 3031 - Health, Human Biology and Behavior
- PBHL 3041 - Health, Culture and Society
- PBHL 3071 - Global Topics In Sexual and Reproductive Health
- PBHL 3200 - Human Migration: Nomads, Sojourners, and Settlers
- PBHL 3440 - Medical Sociology
- PBHL 3939 - Internship
- PBHL 4020 - Global Health: Comparative Public Health Systems
- PBHL 4031 - Ethnographic Research In Public Health
- PBHL 4060 - Evolutionary Medicine
- PBHL 4080 - Global Health Practice
- PBHL 4090 - Drug Syndemic
- PBHL 4110 - Public Health Perspectives On Family Violence
- PBHL 4200 - The Global HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- PBHL 4999 - Topics In Public Health
Take one elective from either the PBHL list (above) or the following list:
- ANTH 4010 - Medical Anthropology: Global Health
- ANTH 4080 - Global Health Practice
- ANTH 4290 - Anthropology and Public Health
- ANTH 4600 - Medical Anthropology
- COMM 4500 - Health Communication
- COMM 4550 - Rhetorics of Medicine & Health
- COMM 4620 - Health Risk Communication
- ECON 5660 - Health Economics
- ENVS 1342 - Environment, Society and Sustainability
- ETST 3002 - Ethnicity, Health and Social Justice
- GEOG 3501 - Geography of Health
- GEOG 4230 - Hazard Mitigation and Vulnerability Assessment
- GEOG 4235 - GIS Applications in the Health Sciences
- HEHM 3100 - Introduction to Health Humanities
- HIST 4345 - Gender, Science, and Medicine: 1600 to the Present
- PHIL 4242 - Bioethics
- PSCI 4215 - Women’s Rights, Human Rights: Global Perspectives
- PSCI 4330 - U.S. Health Policy
- PSYC 3262 - Health Psychology
- PSYC 3265 - Drugs, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3305 - Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 3822 - Aging, Brain and Behavior
- SOCY 3440 - Medical Sociology
- SOCY 4110 - Sociology of Health Care
- SOCY 4220 - Population Change and Analysis
- SOCY 4290 - Aging, Society and Social Policy
Biological Sciences Ancillary Courses
Option 1) Take two of the following Biological Sciences ancillary courses:
- BIOL 1550 - Basic Biology: Ecology and the Diversity of Life
- BIOL 1560 - Basic Biology: From Cells to Organisms
- ANTH 1303 - Introduction to Biological Anthropology
Option 2) Take all of the following courses:
- BIOL 2051 - General Biology I
- BIOL 2071 - General Biology Laboratory I
- BIOL 2061 - General Biology II
- BIOL 2081 - General Biology Laboratory II