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CAL BAPTIST

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Public health professionals work to create conditions that ensure the health and safety of individuals, families and communities. Public health students are trained to inform, empower and educate people about health issues and to mobilize communities to take ownership of their own health. CBU's Public Health major provides students the opportunity to work in a variety of healthcare settings, including public and private health clinics, hospitals, and wellness centers. Students learn how to influence healthcare trends by planning and evaluating both community and individual health programs.

Course Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Upper Division Requirements

Optional Concentration Courses

Students can choose to earn a concentration in the following areas:

Global Health (18 units)

Healthcare Administration (18 units)

Health Education (15 units)

Student Learning Outcomes (SLO's)

SLO 1

Demonstrate effective communication skills, orally and in writing

SLO 2

Describe and discuss essential services that public health programs provide to protect and improve the health of populations. 

SLO 3

Use research tools and analytical methods to critically analyze, monitor and assess the health status of populations. 

SLO 4

Interpret the impact of policies and legislation on individual and population health. 

SLO 5

Understand cultural differences among populations and interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with persons from diverse backgrounds. 

SLO 6

Apply public health principles to a current public health-related issue. 

SLO 7

Compare and contrast health challenges encountered in different regions across the globe and understand the variety of strategies employed to address them. 

SLO 8

Distinguish microorganisms that cause the most common infectious diseases around the globe, as well as methods to identify these organisms and treat and/or prevent the disease.

SLO 9

Demonstrate understanding of how the field of Public Health provides the opportunity for workers to serve as the hands and feet of Jesus in serving the community.