DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
 
 
 
Curriculum and Degree Plan
seporator

Graduation Requirements

  • 130 total semester hours of coursework with a 2.0 cumulative GPA
  • 36 total semester hours of major courses
    • PHLT 1001     Introduction to Public Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 1002     Nutrition and Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 2001     Behavioral Theories in Public Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 2002     Health Promotion Program Planning - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 2004     Introduction to Environmental Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 3001     Introduction to Epidemiology - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 3003     Fundamentals of Program Evaluation - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 4001     Ethics in Public Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 4002     Introduction to Global Health - (3 credit hours)
    • PHLT 4004     Senior Internship - (9 credit hours)
    • PHLT 4999     Senior Comprehensive Exam*                                   
  • no grade lower than a “C” in major courses
  • completion of an approved minor (18 hours)
  • completion of the College of Arts and Sciences core curriculum (60 hours)
  • comprehensive examination—70% to pass examination and to be eligible for senior intern
  • 9 hour credit internship

Comprehensive Examination
All public health sciences majors will need to successfully pass a comprehensive examination before registering for their senior internship.  The internship is an intensive interaction with an approved public health site that would allow students an opportunity to apply their public health knowledge, skills and abilities.

PROGRAM IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

FRESHMAN YEAR
Semester Hours

      1st 2nd  
      Semester Semester  
PHLT 1001 3   Intro. To Public Health
PHLT 1002
BIOL 1230/1230L-1240/1240L
4 3
4
Nutrition and Health
General Biology
Communication Studies 3   Essential Core
ENGL 1000/1010-1020 3 3 English Composition
Freshman Seminar 1 1 First Year Experience
Social Science   3 Essential Core
Physical Education (activity course)   1 Essential Core
  14 15  
SOPHOMORE YEAR

PHLT 2001
3   Behavioral Theories in Public Health
PHLT 2002 3   Health Promotion Program Planning
MGMT 2060   3 Principles of Management
PHLT 2004   3 Intro to Environmental Health
ENGL 2010 3   Intro. to World Literature
Foreign Language 3 3 Fundamental Core
MATH 1030 4   Pre-Calculus
Philosophy   3 Essential Core
Statistics 2010   3 Statistical Methods I
Minor   3 Essential Core
  16 18  
JUNIOR YEAR

PHLT 3001
3   Intro. to Epidemiology
BSAD 3195   3 Computer-Based Info Systems
PHLT 3003   3 Fundamentals of Program Evaluation
African American Studies   3 Essential Core
BIOL 3350/3350L 4   Anatomy and Physiology
History   3 Essential Core
MATH 3010/3010D 3   Biostatistics
PHIL 2400 3   Health Ethics
Theology   3 Essential Core
Minor 3 3  
  16 18  
SENIOR YEAR

PHLT 4001
3   Ethics in Public Health
PHLT 4002 3   Intro. to Global Health
PHLT 4004   9 Senior Intern
PHLT 4999* 0   Senior Comprehensive Exam
Fine Arts   3 Essential Core
Theology 3   Essential Core
Expansive Core 3 3  
Minor 6   Essential Core
  18 15  
SUMMARY: PROGRAM IN PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES
Fundamental Core 18
English Composition (6, ENGL 1000/1010 and ENGL 1020), Language (6 of same language), Mathematics (4*, MATH 1030), and Natural Science with Lab (3, BIOL 1230)  
Essential Core 36
First Year Experience (2), African American Studies (3), Communication (3), Fine Arts (3), History (3), Natural Science (3, BIOL 1240), Philosophy (6), including PHIL 2400), Physical Education (1, activity course), Social Science (3), Theology (6), World Literature (3, ENGL 2010).  
Expansive Core 6
Major* 36
PHLT 1001 (3), PHLT 1002 (3), PHLT 2001 (3), PHLT 2002 (3), PHLT 2004 (3), PHLT 3001 (3), PHLT 3003 (3), PHLT 4001 (3), PHLT 4002 (3), PHLT 4004 (9), PHLT 4999 (0)  
Other Major Required Courses* 16
BIOL 1230/1230L (4), BIOL 1240/1240L (4), BIOL 3350/3350L (4), BSAD 3195 (3) MATH 1030 (4), MATH 3010/3010D (3), MGMT 2060 (3), STAT 2010 (3)  
Minor/Electives 18
Total Hours 130
 
Campus Map        Directory         Contact Us         EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS    © Xavier University of Louisiana. All rights reserved.
(504) 486-7411
EST 1925