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Academic Program Guide


Public Health


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Fall 2019 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years and are to be completed by the end of the semester in which they are listed. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses.
Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

To complete a major in Public Health, you need 33 hours of coursework with grades of C or better and complete 12 - 18 hours for a minor with grades of C or better. At least 18 of the hours in the major must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Mapping Coordinator: Emily Cole
Email: COSS-Admissions-Mapping@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
1st GE Core Mathematics3
GE History 3
GE Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher
Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context 3
2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics3
E-Series Course3
GE Natural Science3
Elective3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus ); MAC 1105 recommended
Term 3 hrs
STA 2XXX Statistics3
GE Core Natural Science with Lab4
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Ethics3
Elective3
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics ( ≥ C minus ); Statistics course at the 2000 level or higher strongly recommended
Term 4 hrs
PHC 4101 Introduction to Public Health3
GE Social Science3
Computer Literacy course3
GE Elective3
Elective3
Milestones 4
Complete General Education requirements
Oral Communication Competency strongly recommended (SPC1017, SPC2608)
Computer Literacy Course strongly recommended (CGS2060 or CGS2100)
Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher
Term 5 hrs
Public Health Core course3
Civic Literacy course3
PHC Elective3
Minor course3
Elective3
Milestones 5
Complete PHC4101 ( ≥ C )
Complete one (1) Public Health Elective ( ≥ C )
Civic Literacy requirement
Term 6 hrs
Public Health Core course3
Public Health Core course3
PHC Elective3
Minor course3
Elective3
Milestones 6
Complete three (3) Public Health Core courses ( ≥ C in each)
Complete two (2) Public Health Electives ( ≥ C in each)
Complete 20 hrs. of courses at 3000/4000 level
Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher
Term 7 hrs
Public Health Core course3
Public Health Core course3
PHC Elective3
Minor course3
Elective3
Milestones 7
Complete five (5) Public Health Core courses ( ≥ C in each)
Complete three (3) Public Health Electives ( ≥ C in each)
Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher
Term 8 hrs
Public Health Core course3
PHC Elective3
Minor course3
Minor course3
Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete all seven (7) Public Health Core courses ( ≥ C in each)
Complete four (4) Public Health Electives ( ≥ C in each)
Complete 45 hrs. of courses at 3000/4000 level
Apply for Graduation in the 1st two weeks of semester
Overall GPA of 2.00 or higher

Employment Information
Salary Information: National Association of Colleges and Employers, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Representative Job Titles Related to this Major (with Baccalaureate): Health Educators, Hospital Patient Advocates, Social Marketing Coordinators, Home Visitation Workers, Restaurant / Sanitation Inspectors, Environmental Science Workers, Disaster Management Technicians, Biohazard Inspector Technicians, Health Insurance Workers, Data Collectors, Researcher Lab Technicians, Pharmaceutical Sales, Data Entry Clerks, Clinic Coordinators, Health Care Office Personnel, Prevention Program Planners, School Health Educators, Policy Advocates For Special Populations.

Representative Employers: Federal, State, and Local Governments, Health Corporations, Non-Profit Organizations and Health Care Facilities

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.



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