Undergraduate Courses

UWM’s Zilber School of Public Health offers graduate degree programs and select undergraduate courses. Public health courses cover a range of topics, helpful to prepare for many careers. Discover how public health is relevant to your interests by registering for a class today.

PH 101: Introduction to Public Health

Summer 2017 session
Online only, section code: 66927

Fall 2017 sessions
In-person section on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.
Enrollment code: 21873
Online section code: 22078

Students in this course will earn 3 Gen Ed credits in Social Sciences.

Public health is concerned with the health of the community as a whole. A public health perspective views the health of a population as influenced by social, cultural, behavioral, biological, environmental, and economic factors. Public health researchers and practitioners work to prevent disease and promote health in populations through scientific research, policy development, and health education. In addition to examining the population health approach to public health, this course will present the principles of evidence-based public health and tools, provide an introduction to the history, science and principles of public health, and will provide an overview of the US health care system, as compared to health care systems in other developed countries.

PH 303: Climate Change, the Environment and Human Health

Fall 2017 session
In-person section on Thursdays from 2:00 – 3:15 pm.
Enrollment code: 23048

Students in this course will earn 3 Gen Ed credits in Natural Sciences.

This is not your average Natural Science GER! It’s a new class, taught by a professor in UWM’s new Zilber School of Public Health. Learn how scientific concepts in biology, chemistry, and geology relate to disease rates and what societies can do to curb the effects of climate change on human health. Enroll in PH 303 today, and start thinking outside the box to create a healthier society worldwide. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing

Additional Undergraduate Courses

PH 206: Child and Adolescent Health reviews evidence-based child and adolescent health promotion in school, community, and clinical settings. The class focuses on adolescent risk behaviors. (3 credits)

PH 306: Adolescent Health and Development introduces students to a public health perspective on adolescent development, with a particular focus on risk prevention and health/mental health promotion. Topics include risk and protective factors associated with drug use, sexuality, obesity, trauma, depression and violence. We will review and apply theories for understanding risk and promoting health among individuals and within communities. Strategies for preventing health problems will be discussed and students will work on health promotion projects. This course will emphasize the development of student writing skills and will include hands-on activities/assignments. (3 credits)

PH 319: Introduction to Health Disparities. Learn how race, social, and economic status affect health.

PH 375: Topics in Public Health are three-credit seminars that cover topics of interest to undergraduate students.

Access the Schedule of Classes, where you can navigate to public health to view upcoming undergraduate courses.