Jun 09, 2023  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, BA

UNT Dallas’s Public Health degree offers a broad-based and interdisciplinary curriculum designed to prepare students for a range of public health occupations. The Bachelor of Arts program in Public Health is an ideal degree for students interested in careers where they can influence the health and well-being of their communities, including health education, research, health administration, and policy development.

Public Health students from UNT Dallas can take advantage of the UNT Health Science Center (UNTHSC) Public Health Certificate online program. The course credits taken to complete the Public Health graduate certificate at UNTHSC can apply to the bachelor degree in public health here at UNT Dallas. 

Benefits of this program include:

  • Up to 15 credits that will count toward both the bachelors and graduate certificate.
  • Convenient online course delivery.
  • Certificate courses with a grade of “B” or better qualify for transfer into the Masters of Public Health (MPH) degree* at UNTHSC.

*Admission to the MPH program is not guaranteed to certificate students.

Eligible UNT Dallas students must meet the following criteria:

  • Current Public Health student at UNT Dallas
  • A grade of “B” of better in   
  • Minimum 72 undergraduate credit hours completed
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • Approval by the UNT Dallas Program Liaison (Dr. William Garner)

Contact Dr. William Garner at William.Garner@untdallas.edu for information on how to apply for the graduate Public Health Certificate program at UNTHSC.


Program Coordinator (Public Health, BA): Dr. William Garner, Phone: 972-338-1541, Email: William.Garner@untdallas.edu

Building Blocks for the Degree

  1. Texas Core Curriculum: All students are required to complete 42 hours of the Texas Core Curriculum to earn a degree.
  2. Major Requirements: Students complete 12 hours public health core and 30 hours of public health electives across 4 concentrations. 
  3. Math and Science Requirements:  Students are required to complete 12 hours of courses to enhance the understanding of the major requirements.
  4. Other Courses:   Students must have a minimum of 120 credit hours to graduate with a degree from UNTD.  Students may complete a minor, certificate program or general elective courses to meet this requirement.


Core Curriculum Recommendations

UNTD adheres to the Texas Core Curriculum established in Texas Education Code Chapter 61, Subchapter S.  Courses designated on the transcript as a Core Foundation Area will be applied to the Texas Core Curriculum.  As a new Freshman student starting at UNTD (or transfer student looking ahead to attend UNTD), taking the recommended UNTD courses (or equivalent) can reduce hours to degree and provide more opportunities for elective courses.


Texas Core Curriculum, 42 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the major.


Math and Science Requirements, 14 hours

Courses with an asterisk (*) also count for the core.


Major Requirements, 12 hours


Major Electives, 30 hours

Select from the following 4 possible concentrations and complete the courses listed.

  • Select one Public Health Elective course from Concentration 1.
  • Select one Public Health Elective course from Concentration 2.
  • Select one Public Health Elective course from Concentration 3.
  • Select one Public Health Elective course from Concentration 4.
  • Select six Public Health Elective courses from any Concentration below.


Concentration 1: Health Science


Concentration 2: Behavioral & Community Health


Concentration 3: Diversity, Ethics, & Global Health


Concentration 4: Health Promotion & Programs


Additional UNTD Degree Requirements

  • All students must meet the General University Requirements as well as the major requirements.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Public Health major GPA of 2.5 or higher