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 coursework.
The certificate is intended for non-public health majors and anyone interested in obtaining knowledge about public health concepts to enhance their ability to succeed in their chosen field. Students completing the certificate will have an understanding of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, and the changing health care system in the United States.
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 for those students who are earning a B.A. or B.S. with a major in public health or by those who have received one of those degrees.
The undergraduate Certificate in Public Health requires the following coursework. Fundamentals of Public Health (CPH:1400) must be taken prior to or concurrent with other certificate courses.
|Both of these:|
|CPH:1400||Fundamentals of Public Health||3|
|CPH:1600||Public Health Science: Inquiry and Investigation in Public Health||3|
|9 s.h. from these:|
|CPH:1800||Social and Psychological Determinants of Health: Changing Behavior, Improving Health||3|
|CPH:2400||The U.S. Health System in a Global Context||3|
|CPH:3400||Health, Work, and the Environment||3|
|CPH:3500||Global Public Health||3|
|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 Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health on the College of Public Health website.