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    North Carolina Central University
  Jan 18, 2018
University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Public Health Education, B.S.

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Curriculum Requirements

The Department of Public Health Education offers a professional preparation program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree. 

1. 120 Credit Hours:

Complete a minimum of 120 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or better. The last 30 hours must be completed at NCCU.

2. General Education Requirement:

Freshman and sophomore years: complete General Education Curriculum  required by the university as detailed on the four-year course of study.

3. Program Requirements:

Complete four lower division Public Health Education courses (must have a GPA of 2.5 or better in these courses the first time they are completed)

HEDU 2000 Introduction to Health Education 

HEDU 2100 Community Health 

HEDU 2200 Health Behavior for Effective Living 

(This course substitutes for HEDU 1531  for Public Health Education majors.)

HEDU 2400 Methods and Applications of Group Leadership for Health Personnel 


Upon completion of the lower division courses, submit an application for admission to the upper division with documentation of a cumulative grade point average of 2.50 or better in HEDU 2000 HEDU 2100 HEDU 2200 , and HEDU 2400  and an overall GPA of 2.25 or better.

Departmental requirements (must have a 2.5 GPA or better):

Complete the departmental major requirements below:

4. Concentration Requirements

5. Additional Requirements

Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in HEDU 4420  in order to graduate.

Program Notes:

Public Health Education Electives

Elective courses in Public Health Education include HEDU 1600 , HEDU 3240, HEDU 3300 HEDU 4110 HEDU 4113 HEDU 4200 HEDU 4310 HEDU 4500 , HEDU 4700 NURS 2050  (Black Men’s Health), and SOCI 4520  (Medical Sociology). A maximum of six hours of HEDU 4500  (Independent Study: Special Topics in Health Education) will be counted for credit toward the major.

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