Bachelor of Science (B.S.) Major in Public Health

Minimum required:  120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  3. Nine hours of writing intensive (WI) courses are required for graduation.
  4. Any student who did not complete at least two years of the same foreign language in high school is required to take 6-8 hours of the same foreign language.
  5. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  6. Students must complete all required Public Health (PH) courses with grades of "C" or better, excluding additional PH courses taken as Open Electives.
  7. Students with a PH major are not permitted to select the PH minor

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1302])3
Mathematics Component Code 02023PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or 2306])3
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3
PH 1310 (TCCN PHED 1304)3PH 13203
US 11001 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303Choose 1 of the following:3
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [TCCN HUMA 1315])3 
PH 23403 
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803 
PH 33483 
PSY 2301 (TCCN PSYC 2317)
 PH Elective13
 Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
 COMM 1310 (Component Area Option 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
 ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094) [TCCN ENGL 2322, 2323, 2332, 2333, 2327 or 2328]3
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PH 33503PH 33013
PH 33703Minor6
Minor6Open Elective7
Open Elective3 
 15 16
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PH 41001PH 43353
Minor6PH 46406
PH 43363PH Elective13
PH Elective13 
Open Elective3 
 16 12
Total Hours: 120

PH Electives may be chosen from the following:  PH 2338, PH 3321, PH 3330, PH 3360, PH 3374, PH 3376, PH 4330APH 4347, PH 4360, PH 4660,


Any course approved for 020 General Education Core Curriculum, except MATH 1316, can satisfy the requirement.