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Required Courses

There is no one specific list of coursework requirements for all public health programs. Course pre-requisites may vary significantly, and some programs may not have any specific course pre-requisites.

Choosing a Major

There is also no specific undergraduate major required by public health programs, however, certain courses or majors may be required by specific core areas within a public health program. For example, environmental health concentrations may require/prefer an applicant with a chemistry/physical sciences background; biostatistics and epidemiology core areas may require an applicant with a strong math and science background. At Northwestern, the Global Health Studies minor or adjunct major provides a strong foundation for students interested in public health on a global level.