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Public Health

Departmental Honors Advisor:
Dr. Kim Sullivan
BNR 313, ext. 7-3713
Email: kim.sullivan@usu.edu


Eligibility of Acceptance:
Qualified students will have cumulative GPAs of at least 3.50 and a 3.50 GPA in all Biology Department courses and will have declared a major in the department.

Program of Study:
The 15-credit requirement for Honors in Public Health is met by successfully completing contracts in the following courses:

  • 9 credits in upper-division department courses
  • 3 credits must be taken under Undergraduate Research (BIOL 5800H)*
  • 3 credits must be taken under Bachelors Thesis (BIOL 5810H)**

*These three credits may count toward the upper-division elective total for the BA or BS degree emphases in Biology. Students should use an Honors contract to get Honors credit for all courses.

**A written thesis is done under the supervision of two faculty members. One shall serve as thesis advisor. A second faculty member will act as a committee member and must also approve the thesis. At least one of the faculty must belong to the Biology Department. The committee must be approved by the Public Health Honors advisor.

Requirements for Completion of Degree:
The successful candidate will graduate with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 and a GPA of 3.5 in upper-division major requirements and Honors coursework and will complete and present in a public forum an Honors thesis/project. Many students have found it helpful to relate the courses taken on Honors contract to the final thesis/project.

*Nothing lower than a B grade is acceptable in courses in which an Honors contract is being completed.
**Students who fail to complete a contract, once entered into with a faculty member, will be placed on academic probation for one semester.