Biochemistry and Molecular Biology BS/Public Health MPH(Epidemiology)(non-thesis)

The College of Public Health had a 93% placement rate for the class of 2017. While career outcomes vary by concentration, many of our students go on to federal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Roughly 15% go on to advanced degree programs such as medical or doctoral programs. The top graduate schools for our M.P.H. Alumni include medical programs at Augusta University and Mercer University, as well as academic programs at the University of Georgia, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Clemson University. Top employers include Amazon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Johnson & Johnson, to name just a few. It is our expectation that the Double Dawgs Program will be a clear step towards careers in the medical field for many of our students from the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology program. A few career outcomes that will be new opportunities for our pathway graduates include epidemiologists, environmental health scientists, consultants, and public health initiative coordinators.

Admission to Program

Students interested in this pathway must first obtain advising and permission from their undergraduate department prior to discussions with the M.P.H. advisor.

After completing approximately 60 hours of undergraduate coursework, students will apply to take 4 graduate courses prior to formal admission to the M.P.H. program. This application process will add them to the Double Dawgs Pathway no later than fall of Year 3, although formal advising should begin sooner. Students need to have a recommended 3.5 GPA to apply to take graduate courses.


Graduate-level courses that may be used to satisfy undergraduate and graduate program requirements.

EPID 7010 - Introduction to Epidemiology I (3 credit hours)
EPID 7020 - Introduction to Epidemiology II (3 credit hours)
EPID 7410 - Principles and Methods of Field Epidemiology I (3 credit hours)
EHSC 7010 - Fundamentals of Environmental Health Science (3 credit hours)

Additional requirements that are unique to this Double Dawgs program:

The M.P.H. is a non-thesis professional degree. Students are required to fulfill all Epidemiology M.P.H. program requirements, a six credit hour M.P.H. Internship (PBHL 7560) and three credit hour capstone project (PBHL 7800). Graduate credit hours must total 44 or more.

Admission to Graduate Program

Students will formally apply to the M.P.H. program in the spring of Year 4. They will begin registering as full time M.P.H. students in summer of Year 4.
Students need to have a recommended 3.0 GPA to apply to the M.P.H. program.
Students must take the GRE or MCAT no later than early spring of Year 4, in order to be considered for admissions in the M.P.H. program by the April 15 deadline.
GRE recommended scores are 50th percentile or above in quantitative, qualitative, and analytic portions of the exam.
MCAT recommended minimum scores should mirror the average for the state.
Students must complete all EPID graduate course and fieldwork before they can obtain the M.P.H.

Program Advisor

  • Name: Kathryn Pollett
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-1104
  • Address: Health Sciences Campus, 105M Rhodes Hall

Undergraduate Major Information

  • Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology B.S.
  • Department/College: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Advising Contact

  • Name: Michael Adams
  • Email:
  • Phone: 706-542-2060
  • Address: B216B Life Sciences

Graduate Major Information

  • Major: Public Health M.P.H.
  • Department/College: College of Public Health

Advising Contact