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Health Science: Environmental and Public Health

Chair: Jack Keyes
Transfer Advisors: Debbi Canepa, Nancy Broshot

Linfield College offers a bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences – Environmental and Public Health on the Portland Campus.  McMinnville students must complete appropriate coursework to be eligible to transfer to the Portland Campus.  Interested students must meet with a transfer advisor for further details.

STUDENTS WHO COMPLETE THIS MAJOR HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOLLOWING GRADUATION INCLUDING: 

-    Graduate education in public health, environmental health, health promotion, and allied health professional fields
-    Health education in non profit agencies, hospitals, and organizations
-    Research assistant in public health agencies and health research institutes
-    Research assistant in environmental health agencies
-    Clinical Research Associate (pharmaceutical company, clinical, or hospital setting)
-    Employment in global and international health research and education

FIRST-YEAR GUIDELINES

FALL SEMESTER

  • Enroll in one of the following required courses:
    • PSYC 101Survey of Psychology
    • HHPA 280 Nutrition
    • HSCI 250 Introduction to Public Health
  • Enroll in required course:
    • BIOL 210 Principles of Biology
  • Enroll in an INQS (this may also be completed in Jan Term or Spring)
  • Fill your schedule with courses for the Linfield Curriculum (LC) requirements and/or a second major (if you have one) or minor courses (not QR or IS - these will be met by MATH 140 and PSYC 101, respectively).
  • Meet with a health science transfer advisor: Debbi Canepa (dcanepa@linfield.edu, x2318) or Nancy Broshot x2753

JAN TERM (not required):

  • Enroll in one of the following courses:
    • MATH 140 Statistics
    • PSYC 101 Survey of Psychology 
    • LC 

SPRING SEMESTER:

  • Enroll in one required courses
    • MATH 140 Statistics
    • PSYC 101 Survey of Psychology
    • HHPA 180 Nutrition
    • BIOL 212 Human Anatomy (Strong students only)
  • Continue in required science course:
    • BIOL 211 Principles of Biology
  • Enroll in an INQS if not completed in Fall 
  • Fill your schedule with courses for the Linfield Curriculum requirements and/or a second major (if you have one)

OTHER MAJOR/MINOR SPECIFIC ADVISING INFORMATION:

  • If time permits in your schedule consider taking a paracurricular course. 
  • If you are unable to get into BIOL 210 (POB) in the fall, complete your INQS, math and LCs and take BIOL 212, Anatomy in the Spring. Students with a strong science and math background may consider taking CHEM 210 and 211 in their freshman year instead of, or in addition to, BIOL 210-211