Population Health - Public Health Emphasis, BS

Program Description

The Utah Tech Population Health Program develops a comprehensive framework that prepares students to successfully enter a career in the health industry or attend graduate school through an active learning environment that supports inter-professional education, innovative thinking, community engagement, and evidence-based practices.

Emphases within this degree program include:

  • Health Care Administration
  • Public Health
  • Long-Term Care

Program Curriculum

120 credits

Utah Tech General Education Requirements

All Utah Tech General Education requirements must be fulfilled. A previously earned degree may fulfill those requirements, but courses must be equivalent to Utah Tech's minimum General Education standards in American Institutions, English, and Mathematics.

General Education Core Requirements
American Institutions3-6
Life Sciences3-10
Physical Sciences3-5
Fine Arts3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
Exploration 3-5

Population Health Core Requirements 

Choose one (1) of the following:
BIOL 1200Human Biology (LS)3-9
or BIOL 2320 + BIOL 2325 + BIOL 2420 + BIOL 2425
Choose one (1) of the following:
CHEM 1010Introduction to Chemistry (PS)3-5
or CHEM 1110 + CHEM 1115
Choose one (1) of the following:
FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
or PSY 1100 Human Development Through Lifespan (SS, GC)
Choose one (1) of the following:
MATH 1040Introduction to Statistics (MA)3
or STAT 2040 Business Statistics
Complete the following courses:
FSHD 1020Sci Foundations of Nutrition (LS)3
HLOC 1000Medical Terminology2
ISA 2010Proficiency in Excel & SQL3
HLTH 2010Health & Disease 3
HLTH 3010Population & Community Health3
HLTH 3020U.S. & World Health Systems3
HLTH 3750Health Determinants & Disparities3
HLTH 4010Biostatistics & Epidemiology3
HLTH 4030Leadership & Group Dynamics3
HLTH 4400Health Law & Ethics3
HLTH 4600Health Economics3
HLTH 4910Population Health Capstone 3
HLTH 4800Health Policy3
ISA 4060Big Data Analytics3
MGMT 3300Human Resource Management3
MGMT 3400Management & Organizations3
or MGMT 3700 Organizational Behavior

Public Health Emphasis Requirements 

COMM 3200Community Health Communication3
ENGL 3130Grant and Proposal Writing (ALCS)3
HLTH 3040Environmental Health3
HLTH 3310Health Promotion3
HLTH 4020Research Methodology in Population Health3
HLTH 4920RPopulation Health Internship3

Public Health Emphasis Required Electives 

Complete 11 credits from the following:
COMM 3180Provider and Patient Relations3
or COMM 3230 Health Communication
HLOC 1010So You Think You Want a Career in Healthcare?1
HLTH 2700Consumer Health Issues3
HLTH 3385Healthcare Quality and Safety3
HLTH 3400Healthcare Project Management3
HLTH 3500Health Organization Financial Analysis3
HLTH 3600Patient Navigation3
HLTH 3800Genetics & Disease3
HLTH 3900Infectious Disease3
HLTH 4300Healthcare Marketing3
HLTH 4500Global Health3
HLTH 4790Management of Healthcare Organizations & Strategy3
ISA 2050Management Information Systems3
PSY 2800Human Sexuality in a Diverse Society (SS, GC)3

Graduation Requirements

  1. Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits (1000 and above).
  2. Complete at least 40 upper-division credits (3000 and above).
  3. Complete at least 30 upper-division credits at Utah Tech for institutional residency.
  4. Cumulative GPA 2.0 or higher.
  5. Minimum C- grade in all required courses and required elective courses.