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The mission of Public Health is to preserve, promote, and improve the health and well being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we foster collaborations among public health students and the health professions in education, research, and service.

Please visit the Public Health website or contact the Human Ecology Advising Center for more information about the program.

Public Health Summer and Fall 2022 Registration Updates

Course Schedule Updates

Reserved Classes: All upper-division PBH classes are reserved for Public Health majors. If you meet the pre-requisites, you will be able to register for the class.

PBH 337 Pre-Requisites:

  • PBH 337 Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (taught by Dr. Field)

    • PBH 354 and BIO 326M. If you completed BIO 326R as a pre-PA student, contact Dr. Field directly at field@austin.utexas.edu to ask for a pre-requisite waiver. 

  • PBH 337 Global Health in Action (taught by Dr. Felkner)

    • PBH 354 and SDS 320E or 328M

Pre-requisites with SDS 320E: If you took SDS 320E Elements of Statistics (formerly SDS 328M Biostatistics), you will be able to register for any PBH class that lists SDS 328M as a pre-requisite.

PBH 341R requires an application: PBH 341R Public Health Research is an internship program that requires an application due October 25. View more information on the Public Health website.


Degree Requirement Reminders

Upper-Division Sequence: The upper-division PBH classes required for your degree must be taking in the following order in back-to-back semesters:

  • Semester 1: PBH 354 Epidemiology 

    • Pre-reqs: Credit for PBH 317, Credit or co-enrollment in BIO 325 and SDS 320E (or SDS 328M if taken prior to Fall 2021)

  • Semester 2: PBH 358D Health Policy/Health Systems; and PBH 356 Health Behavior Theory/Practice

  • Semester 3: PBH 334 Global Health; and PBH 338 Environmental Health

Concentration requirement: You can view updated Concentration lists under the "Concentration Lists" tab at the top of this page, including a consolidated list of only Fall 2022 classes offered. 

  • Reminder: Upper division PBH classes not required as part of the upper-division sequence can count towards any Concentration and can be taken as soon as you meet the pre-requisites!

Foreign Language and Culture requirement: View details about the different ways you can fulfill the Foreign Language and Culture requirement for your BS degree here