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University of Washington School of Public Health

Undergraduate Public Health Major

Electives

Public Health majors choose a minimum of 20 credits of 300- and 400-level courses in order to build competencies in a range of areas. This is a list of approved Electives, effective for students entering the Major in AUT/16 and beyond. For Majors who entered prior to AUT/16, refer to your degree audit (DARS). Students may petition for the use of individual courses not on the approved list by way of the Course Substitution Form. Please include a thoughtful justification which links course content to Public Health Major competencies/learning objectives Public Health Major competencies/learning objectives.

Students are encouraged to select courses from within the School of Public Health first in order to develop and master the public health domains introduced in the Integrated Core Sequence.

Electives from within the School of Public Health

Number Name Credits
BIOST 302 Forensic Genetics 3
ENV H 310 Green Chemicals, Green Products, Green Processes: Crafting a Less Toxic World 3
ENV H 405 Toxic Chemicals and Human Health 3
ENV H 406 Disasters and Public Health 3
ENV H 417 Children’s Environmental Health 3
ENV H 431 Environmental and Occupational Sampling and Analysis I 3
ENV H 439 One Health 3
ENV H  440 Water, Wastewater, and Health 3
ENV H  441 Food Protection 3
ENV H  442 Zoonotic Diseases and Their Control 3
ENV H  443 Housing and Health 3
ENV H  444 Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria/Genes Impact on the Environment and Public Health 4
ENV H  445 Solid Waste Management 3
ENV H  446 Hazardous Waste Management 3
ENV H  447 Environmental Change and Infectious Disease 3
ENV H  448 Community Air Pollution 3
ENV H  451 Ecology of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards 3
ENV H  452 Detection and Control of Environmentally Transmitted Microbiological Hazards 3
ENV H 453 Industrial Hygiene 3
ENV H 460 Occupational Safety Management 3
ENV H 462 Technical Aspects of Occupational Safety 3
ENV H  472 Environmental Risk and Society 3
ENV H  473 Environmental Health Policy and Practice 3
EPI 330 Analyzing Epidemiologic Data 4
EPI 360 Exploring the HIV/AIDS Pandemic 5
EPI 494 Field Epidemiology 1-2
G H  401 Introduction to Global Health 1
G H  402 Contemporary Issues in Global Health 1
G H  403 Multidisciplinary Perspectives in Global Health 1
G H 410 Advanced Biologic Principles of Global Diseases 3
G H 419 War and Health 4
G H 446 Global Perspectives on Reproductive Health 3
G H 456 Global Mental Health 3
G H 458 Global Violence and Health 3
HSERV 346 Using Economics to Solve Today's Healthcare Problems 4
HSERV  415 War and Health 4
HSERV  475 Perspectives in Medical Anthropology 5
HSERV  476 Applied Ethnographic Methods in Public Health 4
HSERV 479 Black Lives and Police Violence 4
HSERV  482 The Health of Populations 4
HSERV  488* Dark Empire: Race, Health, and British Society 5
NUTR  302 Food Studies: Harvest to Health 3
NUTR  303 Neighborhood Nutrition 3
NUTR  310 Nutrition and the Life Course 4
NUTR  400 Nutrition Seminar 1
NUTR  405 Phys Activity in Health and Disease 3
NUTR  406 Sports Nutrition 3
NUTR  411 Diet in Health and Disease 3
NUTR  412 United States Food and Nutrition Policy 3
NUTR 420 Global Nutrition 3
NUTR  446 Food Safety and Health 3
NUTR  465 Nutritional Anthropology 3
PHG  301 Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology 3
PHG 302 Forensic Genetics 3
SPH  489 Undoing Racism in Public Health 1
SPH  490* Selected Topics in Public Health 1-5
SPH  495* PH Internship 1-5
SPH  497* Public Health Special Electives 1-5
SPH  499* Undergrad Research 1-5

*There are limitations to the number of internship, study abroad, and research credits which can be applied towards the Major. Please consult with advisers.

Electives from outside the School of Public Health

Number Name Credits
AES  450 Socio-Cultural and Environmental Effects on Am. Eth. Groups 5
AES  487 Cultures and Politics of Environmental Justice 5
ANTH  311 The Cultural Politics of Diet and Nutrition 5
ANTH  322 Comparative Study of Death 5
ANTH  361 Anthropology of Food 5
ANTH  374 Narrative, Literature, and Medical Anthropology 5
ANTH  375 Comparative Systems of Healing 5
ANTH  472 Case Studies in Medical Anthropology and Global Health 5
ANTH  473 Anthropology of Science and Technology 5
ANTH  474 Social Difference and Medical Knowledge 5
ANTH  475 Perspectives in Medical Anthropology 5
ANTH  476 Culture, Medicine, and the Body 5
ANTH  477 Medicine in America: Conflicts and Contradictions 3
ANTH  479 Advanced Topics in Medical Anthropology 5
ANTH  483 Africa Living with HIV/AIDS 5
ANTH  487 Cultures and Politics of Environmental Justice 5
B H  456 Social Justice and Health 5
B H  474 Justice in Health Care 5
B H  481 The Pursuit of Health in American Society 3
B H  483 The Rise and Development of Sports Medicine 3
BIO A  382 Human Population Biology 3
BIO A  387 Ecological Perspectives on Environmental Stress, Adaptation, and Health 5
BIO A  423 Social Networks and Health 5
BIO A  465 Nutritional Anthropology 3
BIO A  476 Sociocultural Ecology and Health 3
BIO A  482 Human Population Genetics 5
BIO A  483 Human Genetics, Disease, and Culture 5
CHID 332 Disability and Society 5
CHID  433 Disability Law, Policy, and the Community 5
CHID  434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People 5
DIS ST  433 Disability Law, Policy, and the Community 5
DIS ST  434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People 5
GEOG  331 Global Poverty and Care 5
GEOG  371 World Hunger and Resource Development 5
GEOG  380 Geographical Patterns of Health and Disease 5
GEOG  381 Maps and Health 5
GEOG  480 Environmental Geography, Climate, and Health 5
GWSS  310 Women and the Law 5
GWSS  357 Psychobiology of Women 5
GWSS  487 Advanced Psychobiology of Women 5
HSTAFM  453 Health and Illness in Africa 5
LSJ  320 The Politics and Law of International Human Rights 5
LSJ  376 Drugs and Society 5
LSJ  433 Disability Law, Policy, and the Community 5
LSJ  434 Civil and Human Rights Law for Disabled People 5
NURS  407 Culture, Diversity, and Nursing Practice 3
PSYCH  357 Psychobiology of Women 5
PSYCH  380 Cross-Cultural Competence 4
PSYCH  451 Health Psychology 5
PSYCH  487 Advanced Psychobiology of Women 5
SOC  331 Population and Society 5
SOC  376 Drugs and Society 5
UCONJ  440 Biological Aspects of Aging 3

revised: September 2016

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