Microbiology BS/Public Health MPH(Environmental Health)(non-thesis)

Sample Program of Study

  • Year 1 - Fall

    ENGL 1101, 3
    MATH 1113, 3
    CHEM 1211-1211L, 4
    Foreign Language, 4
    FYOS 1001, 1
  • Year 1 - Spring

    ENGL 1102, 3
    MATH 2250, 4
    CHEM 1212-1212L, 4
    Foreign Language, 4
    PEDB, 1
  • Year 1 - Summer

  • Year 2 - Fall

    CHEM 2211-2211L, 4
    BIOL 1107-1107L, 4
    Foreign Language, 3
    POLS 1101, 3
    Social Science, 3
  • Year 2 - Spring

    MIBO 3500, 3
    MIBO 3510L, 3
    BIOL 1108-1108L, 4
    Franklin College Literature, 3
    Franklin College Multicultural and Cultural Diversity, 3
  • Year 2 - Summer

  • Year 3 - Fall

    General Elective, 4
    HIST 2111 or HIST 2112, 3
    BCMB 3100, 4
    Franklin College Fine Arts/Philosophy/Religion, 3
    MIBO 4090, 3
  • Year 3 - Spring

    MIBO 4450-4450L, 4
    PHYS 1111-1111L, 4
    General Elective, 4
    MIBO 4300, 2
    MIBO 4220 or MIBO 4220S, 3
  • Year 3 - Summer

    BIOS 7010E*, 3
    EPID 7010E*, 3
  • Year 4 - Fall

    Franklin College Fine Arts/Philosophy/Religion, 3
    PHYS 1112-1112L, 4
    EHSC 7010*, 3
    HPRB 7010*, 3
    MIBO 4600L, 4
  • Year 4 - Spring

    EHSC 7310 (Core I), 3
    EHSC Core II, 3
    EHSC Elective I, 3
    HPAM 7010, 3
  • Year 4 - Summer

  • Year 5 - Fall

    EHSC Elective II, 3
    EHSC Core III, 3
    EHSC Core IV, 3
    EHSC Elective III, 3
  • Year 5 - Spring

    PBHL 7560, 6
    PBHL 7800, 3


*Courses with an asterisk are graduate courses used to satisfy graduate and undergraduate degree program requirements.

For the B.S. in Microbiology/M.P.H in Environmental Health, one of the Major Required II courses will be satisfied by EHSC 7010; the Major Required III course will be satisfied by EPID 7010E; and the computer science/math/science elective will be satisfied by BIOS 7010E

This is a sample schedule for a student who comes to UGA with no outside credit (AP, IB, Dual Enrollment, etc.), and has not exempted any requirements (Foreign Language, Math, etc.). It is not a guarantee of class availability, and it is subject to change. Students are expected to satisfy all Regents, University, Franklin College, and Major Requirements in order to graduate. This is only meant as a general guide, and students should consult with their academic advisor about their personal graduation plan.

Franklin College (“FC”) Requirements & University Requirements
For a full list of FC requirements, see: http://www.franklin.uga.edu/oaa/franklin-college-degree-requirements
For a full list of University requirements, see: http://www.bulletin.uga.edu/Bulletin_Files/uga_req.html
Check with your advisor to see how best to satisfy these as you work towards completing your degree.

EHSC Concentration Core:

M.S. Core Requirement Courses: 15 hours
BIOS 7010 Introduction to Biostatistics I
EPID 7010 Introduction to Epidemiology I
EHSC 7010 Foundations of Environmental Health
HPAM 7010 Introduction to Health Policy and Management
HPRB 7010 Social and Behavioral Foundations

Environmental Health Science Core Requirements: 12 hours (Choose one class from 4 of the 6 areas)
Air Quality
EHSC 7080 Advanced Environmental Air Quality
Water Quality
EHSC 7650 Water Quality: Protection, Monitoring, Management for Health
EHSC 8410 Oceans and Human Health
EHSC 7490 Advanced Environmental Toxicology
EHSC 6910 Introductory Toxicology
Risk Assessment
EHSC 8110 Fundamentals of Chemical and Microbial Risk Assessment
Environmental Microbiology
EHSC 7310 Public Health Microbiology
EHSC 8310 Advanced Topics in Aquatic Microbiology, Health & Environment
Occupational Health
EHSC 7150/L Occupational Hygiene and Safety
EHSC 8400 Occupational and Environmental Disease

EHSC Core Courses may be used as electives if not taken as part of 12 hr core requirement.

Public Health Electives (8-9 hours): Microbiology majors must take EHSC 7310 as an EHSC Core or Elective. This will permit course substitutions for Major Required II. All EHSC electives must be approved by the graduate advisor.

Internship (PBHL 7560, 6 hours): The internship requires 300 clock hours in an appropriate public health setting. Students choose the site for their internship, with the assistance of the Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator. The internship is intended to be a culminating experience at the end of the students’ coursework.

Culminating Experience (PBHL 7800, 3 hours): The culminating experience is a capstone paper, thesis, or publishable article that is completed under the direction of a faculty advisor in the final semester of the program. Capstone works can begin prior to the final semester as independent studies but cannot count towards elective hours.