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Public Health: Health Promotion Emphasis

Bachelor of Science

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Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health offers tremendous opportunities to its students, both locally and globally, for education, research and community involvement. Students can study and engage in a range of topics – from health promotion and disease prevention to assessing environmental health risk and policy in action – through a proactive, population-based approach.  

Major Details

College: Zuckerman College of Public Health
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health requirement page for more information.

Math Required:


    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Fees: Yes
Pre-Major: Yes

Four-Year Plan

Archived plans are available on Degree Search 2011-2017 for many degree plans. These are sample plans. Please work with your academic advisor for more specific and up-to-date requirements.

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UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
ENGL 101 3
Introductory Chemistry I 4
NSC 101 Introduction to Nutrition 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 3
Introductory Chemistry II 4
Second Language 4
Tier I General Education 3
3rd Semester
MCB 181 R Introductory Biology I 3
MCB 181L Introductory Biology Lab 1
HPS 178 Personal Health and Wellness 3
HPS 200 Introduction to Public Health 3
Second Language 4
4th Semester
PSIO 201 Human Anatomy and Physiology I OR PSIO 380 Fundamentals of Human Physiology 4
EPID 309 Introduction to Epidemiology 3
HPS 350 Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion 3
HPS 387 Health Dispartities and Minority Health 3
Tier I General Education 3
5th Semester
PHPM 310 Health Care in the United States 3
EHS 375 Introduction to Environmental and Occupational Health 3
BIOS 376 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
ENGL 307 Business Writing OR ENGL 308 Technical Writing 3
Upper Divison Public Health Elective 3
Upper Divison Public Health Elective 3
Tier II General Education 3
General Elective 3
7th Semester
HPS 433 Global Health 3
HPS 478 Public Health Nutrition 3
Public Health Subplan Course 3
Public Health Subplan Course 3
Upper Divison Public Health Elective 3
General Elective 3
8th Semester
HPS 493A Field Work in Health Education 6
Public Health Subplan Course 3
Public Health Subplan Course 3

AZ Transfer Pathways

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit

  • All posted Pathways (except for Bachelor of Applied Science Pathways) fulfill an AGEC and most also fulfill an Associate Degree
  • Following a Pathway does not guarantee admission to the UA nor admission to a college/major/program at the UA
  • Use Pathways in consultation with advisors from your community college and the UA
  • Pathways are subject to change at any time

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