Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of communities. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health at MUBS is designed to promote an interdisciplinary understanding of health and disease based on public health principles. The degree aims to explore both quantitative and qualitative aspects of public health at all levels of analysis. Public health students learn the methods in which the biological, social, psychological, environmental, and legal factors interact to influence human health.

Program Requirements: 123 credits consist of

1.      21 cr. of general university requirements

    12 cr. general education requirements
     9 cr. elective courses

2.      102 cr. of mandatory courses

    22 cr. major requirements
    80 cr. core requirements

Career opportunities

As a graduate, you can work as a health science consultant/researcher, an environmental health and safety consultant, an epidemiologist, a public health analyst, a science writer, etc.

Required Major Courses (22 credits)

Code

Course name 

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

BIO 201+L

Biology + Lab 

None

4

BIO 202

Biostatistics 

None

3

CHM 201+L

Chemical Principles + Lab 

None

4

CHM 202+L

Organic Chemistry + Lab 

None

4

SOC 202

Sociology for Public Health Professionals

None

3

EPI 201

Epidemiology for Health Professionals

BIO 202

3

SHS 312

Introduction to Research

None

1

 

Required Core Courses (80 credits)

Code

Course name 

Prerequisite(s)

Credits

PCH 201

Introduction to Public Health 

None

3

VIS 201

Introduction to Medical Terminology

None

2

PCH 202

Toxicology for Public Health 

BIO 201+L

3

PCH 203

Health Information Systems 

None

3

PCH 204

Stress Management and Health Promotion

None

3

PCH 205

Health, Disease, and Lifestyle

BIO 202

3

PCH 301

Economy in Healthcare

BIO 202, ENG 201

3

PCH 302

Gender and Development 

SOC 202

3

NUT 302

Food Hygiene

None

3

PCH 303

Community Mental Health 

PCH 201

3

PCH 304

Environmental Health 

CHM 201+L, BIO 201+L

3

PCH 305

Public Health Politics and Policy

in Lebanon and the Region

PCH 201, PCH 304

3

PCH 306

Effective Communication Skills for Health

ENG 201

3

PCH 307

Health Promotion Interventions  

ENG 202

3

PCH 308

Legal Issues for Health Professionals 

PCH 201

3

PCH 309P

Public Health Practicum I

PCH 203, PCH 205, PCH 207, PCH 304, PCH 307

3

PCH 310

Population Health Assessment

PCH 201, BIO 202

3

PCH 311

Family Health 

SOC 202

3

PCH 401

Environmental Hazards

ENG 202, PCH 202

3

PCH 402

Humanitarian Relief and Health

ENG 202, PCH201, PCH 307

3

PCH 403

Occupational Safety and Health

PCH 202

3

PCH 404

Marketing and Development for Health Professionals

PCH 303

3

PCH 405

Special Topics in Public Health

ENG 202, PCH 205

2

PCH 406P

Public Health Practicum II

PCH 309P

3

PCH 407

Investigative Journalism

ENG 202, SOC 202

2

PCH 408

Senior Project 

ENG 204

3

SHS 313

Research Methods 

ENG 202

2

ENG 204

Critical Thinking

ENG 202

3

 





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