Public Health Major


Two Routes to a Public Health Degree at USCB

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Earn a BA in Public Health

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree is offered in person or in a 100% online format. The BA in Public Health emphasizes more cognates and minors outside of natural science to include areas such as Psychology, Anthropology, Sociology, Business, Computer Science, Education or Human Services as a few examples. Students have increased flexibility to build minors in their particular area of interest. This BA degree situates students for entry into social science-based graduate programs and entry-level public health professional positions. 

Program of Study

Earn a BS in Public Health

Students interested in the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree program receive more natural sciences in their curriculum which aims to prepare those students for further study of natural and environmental public health sciences, other clinical professions and entry-level public health professional positions. This degree progam is offered in person and in a 100% online format. 

Program of Study

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Minor in Public Health at USCB

Public Health can be a minor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, for students who majoring in another academic discipline.

A Public Health minor at USCB requires a minimum of 18 hours credit including:

PUBH B310, PUBH B450, and four additional courses from the following list: PUBH B315, B320, B330, B340, B360, B410, B420.

At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and you must pass all these courses with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements of your Public Health minor count toward general education requirements but not your major. You are strongly encouraged to consult your advisor before declaring a minor.

Minor in Nutrition at USCB

Nutrition can be a minor at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, for students who majoring in another academic discipline.

A Nutrition minor at USCB requires a minimum of 18 hours credit including:

HRTM /PUBH B242, PUBH B322 and PUBH B328 as well as any 3 of the following: PUBH B325/HRTM B320, HRTM B360, PUBH B330, PUBH B431, PUBH B432 or other electives as approved.

At least half of these hours must be completed at USCB and you must pass all these courses with a grade of 'C' or better. Courses used to satisfy requirements of your Nutrition minor count toward general education requirements but not your major. You are strongly encouraged to consult your advisor before declaring a minor.

Minor in Medical Health Humanities at USCB

Students who are majoring in other disciplines may choose to minor in Medical and Health Humanities. The required courses to complete a minor in Medical and Health Humanities are:

DST B260, IDST B297, and 12 additional credit hours from at least two different disciplines from the following: AFAM B201, AFAM B202, ANTH B351, ANTH B352/RELG B360, ANTH B452, BADM B379, COMM B350, COMM B450, ENGL B270, ENGL B428, ENGL B432, ENGL B461, HIST B395, HIST B469, PUBH/HRTM B242, IDST B351, IDST B352, NURS B300, NURS B305, NURS B330, NURS B341, PHIL B211, PSYC B311, PSYC B328, PSYC B361, PSYC B409, PSYC B418, PSYC B461, PUBH B315, PUBH B322, PUBH B360, PUBH B328, PUBH B410, SOCY B301, SOCY B303, SOCY B309, SOCY B341, SOCY B356, SOCY B360, THEA/NURS B341.

Students are strongly encouraged to consult their advisor before declaring a minor. 

Jayln Lawrence
“In my first year as an undergraduate, I struggled to find a major that encompassed who I was and what I wanted to do as a career. I fell in love with the field in one of my first public health classes. This degree gave me the opportunity to help individuals in my community through a variety of services!”
Jayln Lawrence
Public Health major, Class of 2018