The Multidisciplinary Certificate in Public Health leverages common courses and a flexible, elective-oriented selection of classes to deepen students’ engagement with public health issues using skills and knowledge drawn from the intersection of the natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Students will develop fluency across relevant public health-related disciplines, analyze how public health problems are structured in various contexts, and develop skills in proposing and evaluating interventions to complex and intransigent public health problems. The 22-credit Certificate includes required courses in epidemiology and other public health approaches and methods, along with elective courses with salience for the study and practice of public health.

The requirements for this certificate are 22 credits as follows:

Category 1 - Required Core Courses10
AHS 311Introduction to Public Health 14
AHS 381Concepts in Epidemiology 14
AHS 494Integrative Seminar (BHS 494 Capstone to be proposed in the future)2
or BIOL 494 The Integrated Biologist
Category 2 - Methods and Statistics (choose 1 course)4
AHS 281Biostatistics4
AHS 392Public Health Research Theory and Methods4
ANTH 482Ethnographic Theory and Method4
ECON 321Statistics4
HNGR 385Field Research Methods and Intercultural Orientation (This course open only to students in the Human Needs Global Resources (HNGR) certificate.)4
MATH 263Introduction to Statistics4
PSYC 268Statistics4
SOC 383Statistics4
SOC 482Social Research4
Category 3 - Issues and Context (choose 8 credits)8
AHS 211Pandemics: Ancient and Modern2
AHS 273Behavioral Medicine2
AHS 368Concepts in Nutrition4
ANTH 361Medical Anthropology2
ANTH 342Food, Farms, and Culture4
BIOL/PHIL 304Bioethics4
BIOL/PHIL/ENVR 305Environmental Ethics4
BIOL 318Global Health4
BIOL 319Introduction to Environmental Ethics2
ECON 364Health Economics4
HNGR 114Poverty, Justice and Transformation4
PHIL 105Race & Justice4
PHIL 205Ethics & Society4
PHIL 251Global Justice4
PSYC 235Cross-Cultural Psychology2
PSCI 343Political Ethics4
PSCI 385Urban Politics2
SOC 325Violence in Minority Communities2
SOC 327Violence Against Women2
SOC 347Gender & Society4
SOC 355Social Class & Inequality4
URBN 114Social Life of Cities4
URBN 371Race, Poverty, and Reconciliation4
Total Credits22

Complete AHS 381 and AHS 311 early in the certificate.