Public Health SciencesMS-B1807Hamline University1536 Hewitt AvenueSaint Paul, MN 55104
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The Public Health Sciences major at Hamline is an interdisciplinary field of study that permits students to focus on health issues in local, national, and international arenas from a variety of perspectives. The Public Health Sciences major builds on connections between the liberal arts and the core concerns of public health, with the recognition that issues of human health are complex, influenced not only by human biology and statistics, but also by social structures, psychology, culture, and public policy.The Public Health Sciences Major prepares students for jobs or advanced study in wide range of areas including the behavioral sciences, health education, health policy and law, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and international health. Students planning to pursue graduate study should check the admission requirements of the programs they are interested in applying to, and make sure they are completing all required prerequisite courses. Students wishing to pursue a health professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, etc.) after graduation from Hamline, will need to complete a series of required prerequisite courses before applying to one of these programs. These courses will need to be completed in addition to the Public Health Sciences Major courses. All students interested in admission to a health professional program should work closely with a Pre-Health Advisor to make sure they are completing the appropriate prerequisite courses.
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(In all cases, at least 3 of 4 elective courses must be at or above the 3000 level and at least 1 must be at the 5000 level)
Hamline University’s program in Health Sciences includes a concentration in Behavioral and Social Health Sciences, bringing interdisciplinary perspectives to bear on understanding the social and psychological bases of health, illness, and healing. This concentration is designed to provide students with knowledge about the causes, patterns, and consequences of affliction and disease, both at the level of the individual and the population. Courses in this concentration engage critical issues such as health and human rights, concepts of normality and abnormality, the role of medical technologies in negotiating lines between life and death, medical pluralism, the history of medicine, and health inequalities.
Electives: Behavioral and Social Health Sciences Track
In addition to the required Health Sciences courses, students who select the Behavioral and Social Health Sciences track choose their (4) elective courses from the following list:
Hamline University’s program in Health Sciences includes a concentration in the science of disease. The following selection of courses was designed to provide students with basic knowledge of the biological principles necessary to understand the causes and mechanisms of disease. This track is recommended for students who wish to enter professional programs for allied health disciplines or health education.
Electives: Science of Disease Track
In addition to the required Health Sciences courses, students who select the Science of Disease track choose their (4) elective courses from the following list:
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