2017-2018 Bulletin 
    May 24, 2024  
2017-2018 Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

Foundations in Public Health, Certificate

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The public health graduate certificate provides students with the fundamental skills and knowledge central to each of the five core areas of public health—social and behavioral health, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems. The certificate program is intended for various audiences, including allied working professionals and students in affiliated graduate programs within the Claremont Consortium. Courses completed with at least a B or better while in the certificate program may be applied toward completion of the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree.

Admission Requirements

The program is available to students already enrolled in a CGU degree program.  Individuals who have completed a bachelor’s degree may apply to CGU as a certificate status student to participate in the program.  The application process for non-CGU is available on the Admissions website, www.cgu.edu/admission.  Certificate status students who wish to continue on into a CGU degree program must submit a complete application to the University.  Admission to a certificate program does not guarantee admission to any CGU degree program.

Program Requirements

Coursework.  The certificate requires a minimum of 20 units, or five courses, as indicated below.

  • CGH 300- Theoretical Foundations of Health Promotion & Education
  • CGH 301- Biostatistics
  • CGH 302– Epidemiology
  • CGH 303– Health Services in the US and Abroad
  • CGH 304– Environmental and Occupational Health

Minimum GPA.  The University’s policy on satisfactory academic progress  applies.  A minimum grade point average of 3.0 is required in all courses taken for the certificate.

University Policies.  University policies detailed in the Student Information section of the Bulletin apply.

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