Public Health


Want to make a difference in the health of your community and beyond? In the Bachelor of Arts in Applied Humanities with an emphasis in Public Health you'll learn how to design and implement evidence-based, culturally appropriate, and sustainable solutions to address the world’s health challenges and inequities.

Core Courses
  • PAH 200 Introduction to Applied Humanities (3 units)
  • PAH 201 Applied Humanities Practice: Techniques and Technologies for Public Enrichment (3 units)
  • PAH 372 Intercultural Competence: Culture, Identity, Adaptation, and Intercultural Relations (3 units)
  • PAH 383 Pre-Internship: Building Career Readiness (3 units)
  • PAH 420 Innovation and the Human Condition: Learning How to Improve Life in the Community and Beyond (3 units)
  • PAH 493 Internship (3 units)
  • PAH 498 Senior Capstone (3 units)
  • One elective (3 units) from the approved list.
Emphasis Courses
  • HPS 178 Personal Health and Wellness (3 units)
  • HPS 200 Introduction to Public Health (3 units)
  • EPID 309 Introduction to Epidemiology (3 units)
    • Pre-requisite: MATH 112
— and 3 additional courses from among the following —
  • HPS 306 Drugs and Society (3 units)
  • PHPM 310 Health Care in the US (3 units)
  • PHP 322 Health Education Ethical Leadership (3 units)
    • Only available In Spring (Main Campus)
  • HPS 330 Human Sexuality (3 units)
  • HPS 350 Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion (3 units)
    • Pre-requisites: HPS 178 and HPS 200
  • HPS 387 Health Disparities and Minority Health (3 units)
  • HPS 416 The World's Food and Health (3 units)
    • Only available In Fall (Main Campus)
    • Pre-requisite: EPID 309
  • HPS 481 Health Education Intervention Methods (3 units)

Emphasis courses cannot also count toward a minor in Public Health from the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health.

Ready to Declare?

Thank you for your interest in Public and Applied Humanities. There are many benefits of majoring in Applied Humanities.

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Meet in person with the Applied Humanities advisor.

Online Form

Complete the online major declaration form (NetID required). An academic advisor will follow up with more information as soon as possible. Please note that there may be slight delays during registration and other periods during the semester. If you have any questions, please contact