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University of Colorado Denver College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at UC Denver

Programs and Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Requirements for the Major

A Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health requires 32 core credit hours, 26 of which are Public Health core classes and six electives in other CLAS departments. The BS also requires 29 units of ancillary classes (see below). In addition, the BS includes required Public Health BS classes that are within the campus-wide and CLAS core curriculum undergraduate requirements (these are listed below). Because student exposure to other disciplines is important, the six required credit hours in other departments are just as important pedagogically as the credit hours within the program, even though they are housed in other departments. Elective courses must be completed with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (F's will not be averaged in). Only pre-approved electives can be taken as electives for Public Health degrees. Core classes are listed below and consist of requirements for the BS Public Health degree, for the UCD campus, as well as for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. These classes must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each individual course. Remaining credit hours are filled with Public Health electives, which are listed in Appendix A.

To sign up for this major or for more information, e-mail Graduate Advisors, or

For more information, email or visit the Department of Health & Behavioral Sciences requirements page here. ​​​