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Public Health, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Greenville, SC, United States
Public Health offered by Furman University is a multidisciplinary area of study whose goal is to improve the health of populations. The study of public health focuses on prevention, seeks to limit health disparities and promotes healthcare equity, quality and accessibility.
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Overview

The major includes nine core courses that are grounded in the philosophy and core competencies of Public Health. Additional elective courses promote interdisciplinary and population perspectives of health. The Public Health major also includes a culminating Capstone Experience, which promotes engaged learning, provides real-world public health skills and connections, and fosters self-reflection. By providing curricular and co-curricular opportunities through both liberal arts and professional experiences, the Public Health major fosters student discovery of path, profession and purpose.

Co-curricular Activities

Successful participation in the Public Health major at Furman University requires more than just coursework. Public Health majors commit to participation in a monthly Brown Bag series, completion of an E-portfolio, and substantial community engagement (e.g., volunteer service hours, service projects, and summer internship).

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Environment and Health in India
  • Microbiology
  • Public Health Biology
  • Infectious Disease Ecology
  • Infectious Disease in Movies: Fact and Fiction
  • Agroecology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    85

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Choose an application plan
  • All students may complete and submit the Common Application online. There is a $50 application fee
  • Submit your school report
  • Submit your high school transcript - A strong college preparatory course of study is essential. At minimum, it must include four years of English, algebra I and II, geometry, three years of social studies, at least three years of natural sciences, and two years of the same foreign language
  • Participate in an Optional Interview
  • Submit standardized test scores (optional) - The Admission Committee believes that your potential for success cannot be determined solely by standardized test scores
  • Schedule an interview if you are home-schooled (only for national students)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    50464 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 50464 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Greenville

  • 1083 - 1850 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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