B.S. in Public Health: Health Promotion

College of Health Sciences
General Education Requirements
English Composition requirements6
Mathematics requirement3
Public Speaking requirement3
Science requirements6
Behavioral & Social Science requirements6
Humanities requirements6
Arts requirement3
Diverse Communities requirement3
Interdisciplinary requirement3
Student Electives9
Writing Emphasis requirements9
Related/Cognate Requirements
BIO 100Basic Biological Science3
CHE 100Concepts of Chemistry (or any chemistry course that meets general education requirements)3
Pick two of these three social science courses
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology 1
Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural
SPK 208Public Speaking 13
or SPK 230 Business and Professional Speech Communication
Major Requirements
HEA 100Dimensions of Wellness3
HEA 240Foundations of Health3
HEA 242Introduction to Public and Community Health3
HEA 306Curriculum and Instruction3
HEA 330Health Behavior3
HEA 341Chronic and Communicable Diseases3
HEA 342Program Planning and Evaluation3
HEA 418Preparation for Internship and for Professional Practice Seminar3
HEA 419Research Methods in Health3
HEA 420Health Marketing and Communications3
HEA 421Public Health Internship3-12
HEA 436Health Care Delivery - Trends; Challenges3
Student Electives15
Five health electives selected under advisement with no more than six credits at the HEA 100 level and no more than six credits of HEA 435
Grade Requirements
A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is needed before the start of the internship, HEA 421. In order to count towards the bachelor of science in public health/health promotion, public health core, and health elective classes require a minimum grade of C.
Total Minimum Credits Required120
1

These required courses also satisfy general education requirements.

To track their individual degree progress, students are advised to access their Degree Progress Report (DPR) via myWCU regularly. For more information, visit wcupa.edu/DegreeProgressReport.

The following is a suggested course sequence for this program; courses offerings and availability are not guaranteed. Students should consult their academic advisor with any questions.

Year One
Semester OneCredits
HEA 100Dimensions of Wellness3
BIO 100 or CHE 100Basic Biological Science3
HEA 242Introduction to Public and Community Health3
MAT 103 (or higher)1Introduction to Mathematics3
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural 
Introduction to Psychology 
Introduction to Sociology 
 Credits15
Semester Two
HEA 240Foundations of Health3
BIO 100 or CHE 100 (whichever not taken in previous semester)Basic Biological Science3
SPK 208Public Speaking3
WRT 120Effective Writing I3
Select one of the following (whichever not taken in previous semester):3
Introduction to Anthropology: Cultural 
Introduction to Psychology 
Introduction to Sociology 
 Credits15
Year Two
Semester Three
HEA 110 or ENV 1022Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice3
WRT 200 or 208Critical Writing and Research3
Gen Ed Humanities Course3
Gen Ed Arts Course3
Free elective 3
 Credits15
Semester Four
HEA 110 or ENV 102 (whichever not taken in previous semester)2Transcultural Health: Principles and Practice3
HEA 306 or 341Curriculum and Instruction3
Gen Ed Humanities Course3
Free elective 3
Free elective 3
 Credits15
Year Three
Semester Five
HEA 330Health Behavior3
HEA 306 or 341 (whichever not taken in previous semester)Curriculum and Instruction3
HEA elective3
Free elective3
Free elective3
 Credits15
Semester Six
HEA 342Program Planning and Evaluation3
HEA 419Research Methods in Health3
HEA 436Health Care Delivery - Trends; Challenges3
HEA elective3
Free elective3
 Credits15
Year Four
Semester Seven
HEA 420Health Marketing and Communications3
HEA 418Preparation for Internship and for Professional Practice Seminar3
HEA elective 3
HEA elective 3
HEA elective 3
Free elective3
 Credits18
Semester Eight
HEA 4213Public Health Internship12
 Credits12
1

MAT 121 recommended for students considering graduate work in public health.

2

HEA 110 is Gen Ed Diversity, ENV 102 is Gen Ed Interdisciplinary.

3

All other courses must be taken prior to HEA 421.