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    Dec 15, 2019  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
    
American University Catalog 2019-2020

Public Health (BS)


Offered by the Department of Health Studies , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program


Formal admission to the major requires a minimum 2.67 cumulative GPA after the freshman year and departmental approval. In addition to the university requirements for transfer admission, applicants should have maintained a minimum 2.67 cumulative GPA. Students with a grade point average between 2.50 and 2.67 may be formally admitted to the major after completion of 15 credit hours with a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA.

University Requirements


AU Core Requirements


For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements


  • 60 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements


Basic Statistics (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (3 credit hours)


Electives (9 credit hours)


Complete 9 credit hours, with no more than 3 credit hours at 200-level, from no more than two of the following elective clusters:

Note: Some courses may have additional prerequisites.

Combined Public Health (BS) and Professional Science: Biostatistics (MA)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • To secure this option, students are encouraged to contact the Professional Science: Biostatistics (MS)  program director as early in their undergraduate study as possible
  • Applicants should have a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA and complete Calculus I (MATH-221 ), Calculus II (MATH-222 ), and two courses in statistics by the end of the junior year

Combined Public Health (BS) and Health Promotion Management (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Undergraduates whose overall grade point average is 3.00 or higher will be considered for the combined program
  • Students should discuss their interest in the program with the academic advisor for the Public Health (BS) before submitting a formal application

Combined Public Health (BS) and Nutrition Education (MS)


American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.

In addition to meeting the minimum university requirements for combined bachelor’s/master’s programs:

  • Undergraduates whose overall grade point average is 3.00 or higher will be considered for the combined program
  • Students should discuss their interest in the program with the academic advisor for the Public Health (BS) before submitting a formal application