This major is built to facilitate the transferral of courses to Eastern Michigan University, from all 28 community colleges in Michigan. Faculty from across the state identified courses a student may take in the first and second year of the bachelor’s degree programs at all participating universities.
The MiTransfer Pathways courses in Public Health are:
|Introduction to Psychology (PSY 101 ) Approved Courses
||Community Health (HLED 260 ) Approved Courses
|Introduction to Sociology (SOCL 105 ) Approved Courses
||Nutrition (Not Required - see note)
|Introduction to Public Health (HLAD 250 ) Approved Courses
||Personal Health/Wellness (Not Required - see note)
Note - This major does not require courses in nutrition or personal health/wellness. If earned with a “C” or higher, a transfer course in this area would count toward the 27-28 hours of additional coursework required prior to admission into the major.
Faculty also identified Remaining Degree Requirements, which include courses that students can transfer from the community college. These courses are noted below.
Unless otherwise noted, only courses deemed equivalent by EMU faculty may satisfy major requirements. For a list of applicable courses, see “Approved Courses” links or Transfer Equivalencies. Please see “Critical Graduation Information” below for additional policies governing transfer credit.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program focuses on protecting and improving the health of populations – from neighborhoods to nations - through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention. Coursework covers a broad range of public health topics and a student selected “track” of interest: community health education or health administration. Students are prepared for entry-level positions in public health settings or for continuing education.
This major requires a separate application and admission process apart from being admitted to the University. While students may be admitted to the university as a “Public Health Intent” student, admission to the Public Health program is not guaranteed.
The public health major prepares culturally competent public health professionals committed to advancing health equity through the improvement of individual and community health and well-being. Public health students pursue specialized study to develop practical skills in the classroom and in the community to address a broad range of issues of population health significance through programming, research, education and policy change.
Public health majors gain valuable, real-world experience through their chosen internship. Students can further develop their leadership skills through participation in student organizations (such as Eta Sigma Gamma or the Health Administration Student Organization) or collaborate with faculty to research current population health issues.