Sep 20, 2019  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Language and International Health, BS


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Program Requirements


The Bachelor of Science program in Language and International Health is jointly administered by the Department of Languages and the Department of Public Health Sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. This program pairs a modern language concentration (Chinese, French or Spanish) with coursework in public health theory and practice. The language component emphasizes linguistic and cultural proficiency in the target language by studying specific peoples, cultures, literatures, technical language, health environments, and multicultural issues. The public health component includes the history and philosophy of public health and medicine; the organization, management, and financing of health services; the social and behavioral aspects of health, epidemiology, health evaluation methods, and health communications. Students also choose an emphasis area in either Health Administration or Community Development.

Graduates are qualified to assume positions in a variety of settings, including integrated hospital systems, consulting firms, managed care organizations, pharmaceutical companies, as well as multicultural community centers. They can also pursue graduate degrees in community health, epidemiology/biostatistics, health administration, health systems, and research.

Study abroad of at least one semester in the target language setting is mandatory. Students in the Language and International Health program must complete an internship of at least 135 contact hours in a healthcare setting, also in the target language. Internships are subject to approval by the Language and International Health Director.

Students who have completed fewer than 50 credit hours may change majors into Language and International Health with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.5. Students with 50 or more credit hours may apply for a change of major into Language and International Health, based on space availability, with a minimum cumulative grade-point average of 2.75.

Freshman Year


Sophomore Year


Junior Year


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Senior Year


First Semester


Credit Hours: 15

Second Semester


Credit Hours: 12

Total Semester Hours: 121-122


1 See General Education Requirements . For students not taking the CH 1050 /CH 1060  sequence, three of these credits must also satsify the Science and Technology in Society General Education Requirement.

2 Select two courses (six credits) from two different fields: ANTH 2010 , GEOG 1030 , HIST 1720 , HIST 1730 HIST 1930 POSC 1020 POSC 1040 PSYC 2010 SOC 2010     

3 Select one of the following emphasis areas:

Health Administration Emphasis Area-Select one course from four of the following groups

Community Development Emphasis Area-Select one course from four of the following groups

4 Select from any 3000-4000-level courses in the target language, except FR 3100  and SPAN 3100  

5 Internship abroad and study abroad must be approved by the Language and International Health director. All students are required to study abroad for a full semester. In addition, an internship of 135 contact hours must be completed in a country where the target language is spoken. The study abroad coursework and internship may be completed concurrently or independently.

6 Select from any 3000-4000-level courses in HLTH.

7 See General Education Requirements .

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