This major has 15 required courses and 2 foundational courses. It is a Bachelor of Arts major that satisfies the Social Science requirement of the Rochester Curriculum.

**Key goals for this major:**

Understanding of the theories, concepts and skills required to assess population health.

Familiarity with methodologies used to examine factors associated with the development and prevention of disease.

Development of the basic tools necessary for analysis of data applicable to public health outcomes.

(prerequisites in parentheses)

A. Foundational Mathematics Courses: | ||
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MTH 161-162 | Calculus IA and IIA (or MTH 141-143) | (none) |

B. Common Core (5 courses): | ||

PH 101 | Introduction to Public Health I | (none) |

PH 102 | Introduction to Public Health II | (PH 101) |

PH 103 | Concepts of Epidemiology | (none) |

STT 212 or STT 211 | Appl. Stat. for the Biological and Physical Sciences I or Appl. Stat. for the Social Sciences | (none) |

PHL 228 or PHL 225 |
Public Health Ethics (228) or Ethical Decisions in Medicine (225) | (1 in PHL; or permission of instructor) |

C. Specific Core Requirements (5 courses): | ||

PM 414 (W) | History of Epidemiology | (PH 103) |

PM 415 | Principles of Epidemiology | (PH 103) |

STT 216 | Appl. Stat. for the Biological and Physical Sciences II | (STT 212) |

MTH 218 | Intro. to Mathematical Models in the Life Sciences | (MTH 162) |

PM 412 | Survey Research | (PM 415; or permission of instructor) |

D. Electives (5 of the following - 4 must come from Group I; 1 must come from Group II): | ||

I. Epidemiology | ||

PM 413 (H) | Field Epidemiology | (PM 415) |

PM 418 (W) | Cardiovascular Epidemiology | (PM 415; or permission of instructor) |

PM 424 (W) | Chronic Diseases Epidemiology | (PH 103) |

PM 451 (W) | Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases | (PM 415; or permission of instructor) |

PM 442 (W,H) | Nutritional Epidemiology | (PM 415, BST 463; or permission of instructor) |

PM 470 (W) | Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology | (PM 415) |

BST 465 | Design of Clinical Trials | (BST 463 or equivalent) |

PH 397W | Community Engagement Internship**open to juniors, seniors, Take 5 & KEY PH majorsPERMISSION OF EPD FACULTY ADVISER REQUIRED |
(PH 101, PH 102, PH 103) |

II. Statistics | ||

MTH/STT 201 | Introduction to Probability | (MTH 162) |

MTH/STT 203 | Introduction to Mathematical Statistics | (MTH 201) |

STT 221W | Sampling Techniques | (STT 213, 203) |

STT 277 | Introduction to Statistical Software and Exploratory Data Analysis | (STT 212 & STT 216 or STT 226) |

STT 226W | Introduction to Linear Models | (STT 212, 203) |

E. Upper-Level Writing Requirement: | ||

Students will be required to register for two upper-level writing courses within this major. The courses designated with (W) have writing requirements that would satisfy the Rochester Curriculum’s upper-level writing requirement. Students would register for the “W” section; for each PM (W) course there will be a cap of five students registering for the writing component. |

**For Double Majors: **Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Public Health-related programs, no more than *two* courses may overlap between a public health major and another major.