Certificate in Public Health Science
In order to be admitted into the certificate program, the applicant must:
- Be admitted to Wichita State University in a degree program or in nondegree seeking A status. All policies relative to admissions apply. International students will not be issued an I-20 for certificate programs alone. International students may obtain this certificate only while concurrently pursuing a graduate degree.
- Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.000 (on a 4.000 scale).
An undergraduate certificate in public health science (UGC-PHS) allows undergraduate students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of public health. The UGC-PHS introduces the field and practice of public health.
The UGC-PHS comprises 12 total credit hours. Students who complete this certificate will have earned 12 of the required 51 program credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science in health management. This is equivalent to one full-time semester of coursework. It may be completed entirely online by selecting online-only course options. The certificate may also be pursued concurrently with degree programs such as anthropology, biology, business management, general business, premed, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions.
|HP 105||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|Select a total of 9 credit hours from the following||9|
|Introduction to Epidemiology|
|Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Organizations|
|The Role of Culture in Health and Health Care|
|Introduction to Global Health Issues|
|Introduction to Environmental Health|
|Care of Populations Badge: Public Health Science|
|Care of Populations Badge: Care Leadership & Systems Thinking|
|Care of Populations Badge: Financial Planning & Management|
|Care of Populations Badge: Community Dimensions of Practice|
|Care of Populations Badge: Cultural Competency|
|Care of Populations Badge: Policy Development & Program Planning|
|Community Development Methods|
|Program Planning and Evaluation|
|Total Credit Hours||12|
Assessment Measure: Students must complete a reflection describing how the certificate expanded their knowledge of the field and practice of public health.