Undergraduate Program in
Public Health

Undergraduate Programs

BA in Health, Behavior, and Society

This major has 12 required and 1 foundational course. It is a Bachelor of Arts major that satisfies the Social Science requirement of the Rochester Curriculum.

**Students in the classes of 2016 and 2017 have the option to complete the original Health, Behavior, and Society (HBS) major requirements.

Key goals for this major:

Understand the psychological and societal structures and mechanisms affecting human health behavior.

Understand that health and disease do not depend uniquely on biological mechanisms, but include societal and cultural influences as well.

Understand that psychological and behavioral factors affect human health, and interact with surrounding economic and environmental conditions.

Understand the role of behavioral theory, research, and clinical practice in the promotion and maintenance of physical health and well-being.

**NEW: Students are also encouraged to talk to one of our Health, Behavior, and Society (HBS) Peer Advisers. For information, go to 'Advising Services - Peer Advisers' web page.

Requirements of the Major:

(prerequisites in parentheses)

A. Foundational Anthropology and Psychology Courses:
PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (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 (STT 212) or Appl. Stat for Social Sciences (STT 211) (none)
PHL 228 or
PHL 225
Public Health Ethics (PHL 228) or Ethical Decisions in Medicine (PHL 225) (1 in PHL; or permission on instructor)
C. Specific Core Requirements (3 courses):
ANT 216 or
PH 215
Medical Anthropology (ANT 216) or Public Health Anthropology (PH 215) (1 in ANT for ANT 216) or
(ANT 101 or PH 101 for PH 215)
PH 116 Introduction to the U.S. Health System (none)
CSP 283/PSY 283 Behavioral Medicine (PSY 101)
D. Electives (4 of the following):
BCS/ PSY 246 Biology of Mental Disorders (BCS 110. BIO 110)
CAS 397 European Health Science Internship (none)
CSP/PSY 267 Psychology of Gender (none)
HIS 202/202W Health, Medicine and Social Reform
*prior to fall 2013 HIS 208
(none)
HIS 203/203W (H) Changing Concepts of Health and Illness
*prior to fall 2013 HIS 209
(none)
HIS 204/204W History of International and Global Health
*prior to fall 2013 HIS 287
(none)
MHB 220 Stories in Healthcare: Clinicians, Patients, and Narrative Medicine (none)
PH 216 Peer Health Advocacy (none)
PH 265

Global Health

(ANT 101 or PH 101)

PH 397W

Community Engagement Internship*
*open to juniors, seniors, Take 5 & KEY PH majors

(PH 101, PH 102, PH 103)

PSY 262 Human Motivation PSY 161 or PSY 181
PSY 323W Positive Development During Childhood and Adolescence Instructor permission required
WST 206 Feminism, Gender, and Health (none)
E. Upper-Level Writing Requirement:
Students will be required to register for two upper-level writing courses within this major, one of these courses is PH 116. The registration rules for new or existing College courses are determined by their respective home departments.

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.