2013-14 Catalogs

Certificate in Public Health

A Certificate in Public Health is open to all students.

The certificate in public health addresses a need for awareness of public health issues not only in Maine, but the whole world. Evolutionary and multicultural aspects of diseases and their interface with human populations are daily headlines in the media: for instance, health care systems; food utilization and governmental policies; epidemics of flu, HIV/AIDS, and drug-resistant strains of TB; as well as the threat of bioterrorism. Therefore, to prepare undergraduates, decision makers, and policy advocates to be able to understand the multitude of public health concerns and to be able to apply that knowledge is essential to any safe and functioning society.

The following courses are required:
     SBS 335 Legal Issues in Health and Human Services
     SBS/SCI 336 Introduction to Public Health
     SBS/SCI 337 Introduction to Epidemiology

In addition one of the following elective courses must be completed:
     SBS 304 Food, Culture and Eating
     SBS 308 Health, Illness, and Culture
     SBS/SCI 399 Public Health Nutrition

*A minimum grade of C in each course is required to earn the certificate.