The undergraduate Certificate in Public Health requires 18 s.h. of credit. Students must maintain a g.p.a. of at least 2.00 in work for the certificate. They should contact the certificate coordinator to complete a plan of study before they begin certificate course work.

The certificate program is designed to improve public health practice and public health workforce capacity in Iowa and the upper Midwest. It is intended primarily for individuals in public health practice, those in the workforce, and those interested in strengthening their knowledge and skills in basic public health competencies.

The certificate may be earned by any student admitted to the University of Iowa who is not concurrently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program, except those earning an undergraduate major in public health. Students who earn a B.A. or B.S. with a major in public health may not earn the Certificate in Public Health.

The undergraduate Certificate in Public Health requires the following course work. Fundamentals of Public Health (CPH:1400) must be taken prior to or concurrent with other certificate courses.

Core Courses
Both of these:
CPH:1400Fundamentals of Public Health3
CPH:1600Public Health Science: Inquiry and Investigation in Public Health3
Required Courses
9 s.h. from these:
CPH:1800Social and Psychological Determinants of Health: Changing Behavior, Improving Health3
CPH:2400The U.S. Health System in a Global Context3
CPH:3400Health, Work, and the Environment3
CPH:3500Global Public Health3
3 s.h. from these:
One of the courses not taken from the "Required Courses" list above
Any College of Public Health course (prefix CPH) numbered 2200-2399 or 3200-3399 or 4200-4399

For more information about the program, visit the Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health web page.