Public Health, BHS
The Allied Health Department offers a Bachelor of Health Science with a major in Public Health. The BHS PH degree will prepare students for a career in the field of Public Health by providing knowledge, skills and experience specific to public health. The curriculum is appropriate for students with a wide range of interests and career goals such as education, community outreach, marketing, policy and advocacy, epidemiology, and research. This degree will also prepare students who wish to continue on to a graduate program.
The mission of the Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) Public Health degree is to prepare professionals and pre-professionals for leadership and management positions in public health-related fields.
Washburn University Assessment – Program Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- PSLO 1: Demonstrate knowledge of public health infrastructure and the workforce.
- PSLO 2: Discuss the role of evidence-based theories in public health.
- PSLO 3: Interpret quantitative and qualitative data following current scientific standards.
- PSLO 4: Recognize the foundational values of equity, social justice, and ethics in public health practice.
- PSLO 5: Describe the health and social determinants of diverse community populations.
- PSLO 6: Identify the necessity of collaboration and partnerships in public health practice.
- PSLO 7: Develop effective practices for public health policy and program development.
- PSLO 8: Apply critical thinking to public health decision-making.
- PSLO 9: Practice professional and effective communication with diverse audiences.
- Completed or be working toward an associate degree or have completed at least 45 college credit hours, including program prerequisites.
- Math 112 or MA 116 Contemporary College Mathematics or College Algebra or equivalent (3)
- AL 101 Foundations of Healthcare
- BI 230 Intro to Human Physiology (3) OR BI 255 Human Physiology w/Lab (4) OR
- BI 250 Intro to Human Anatomy (3) OR BI 275 Human Anatomy w/Lab (4)
- AL 320 Human Disease
- A cumulative GPA of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum of a 2.25 Washburn GPA if appropriate.
|AL 367||Foundations of Quality Improvement in Health Care||3|
|AL 375||Health Care Policy||3|
|AL 400||Supervisory Practices for the Health Care Professional||3|
|AL 430||Essentials of Public Health||3|
|AL 460||Research in Health Care||3|
|AL 465||Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health||3|
|AL 470||Public Health Program Planning||3|
|AL 475||Public Health Program Management||3|
|AL 360||Independent Study/Allied Health (Internship)||3|
|or AL 480||Senior Seminar In Healthcare|
|CN 306||Health Communication||3|
|HS 300||Prevention and Social Change||3|
|Upper Division Elective Hours - 9 Credit Hours||9|
|Suggested Upper-Division Electives|
|AL 366||Legal & Regulatory Issues for the Health Care Professional||3|
|AL 399||Health Information Systems||3|
|AL 405||Financial Issues in Health Care I||3|
|AL 420||Current Issues in Health Care||3|
|CN 351||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|HL 377||Critical Issues in Health||3|
|IL 311||Information Literacy Health Professions||3|
|PY 311||Multicultural Psychology||3|
|PY 326||Health Psychology||3|
|PO 305||Public Policy||3|
|PO 346||Problems in Public Administration||3|
|or PO 374||Topics-Public Administration|
See Table of Contents for University Requirements, General Education Graduation Requirements.