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

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. 
  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 02033PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040 [TCCN PHIL 1301 or PHIL 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 13103PH 13203
US 11001 
 16 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303CJ 3347, MATH 2328, PA 3311, PH 3315, PSY 2301, or SOCI 33073
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
PH 23403COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091 [TCCN SPCH 1311])3
Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PH 33483PH 33303
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PH 33503PH 33013
PH 33703Minor6
Minor6Health Equity Concentration Elective3,46
PH 43313 
 15 15
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours
PH 41001PH 43353
Minor3PH 46406
PH 43363PH Elective13
PH Elective13Minor3
Health Equity Concentration Elective3,44 
 14 15
Total Hours: 120

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


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


Health Equity Concentration Electives may be chosen from the following: ANTH 3303, ANTH 3322,ANTH 3324, ANTH 3331E, ANTH 3331F, ANTH 3350, ANTH 3360, ANTH 4309, COMM 3329, COMM 4336, COMM 4341, DVST 3301, DVST 3320, GEO 1310, LATS 2300, PFW 11@ Activity, SOCI 3322, SOCI 3324, SOCI 3327, SOCI 3330, SOCI 3350, SOCI 3363, SOCI 3372, SOCI 3331, SOCI 3383, SOCI 3395, SOWK 4310, SOWK 4355, WS 3376, WS 3377.


Only one PFW Activity course may be taken to meet Health Equity Concentration requirements.