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Admissions & Requirements

Bachelor of Public Health Sciences

Admissions & Requirements
Students seeking admission to the Bachelor of Public Health degree in the Department of Public Health Sciences at NMSU are
first admitted as pre-public health students. Students keep this designation until they have met the following admission requirements:
  • A accumulative grade point average of 2.5 after completing specified general education course work (common core) and department pre-requisites
  • A grade of C- or better is required for all departmental required courses, listed below:
Public Health Courses PHLS 1110G: Personal Health and Wellness PHLS 3210: Foundations of Community Health Education PHLS 3220: Foundations of Public Health
college level Mathematics MATH 1215: Intermediate Algebra MATH 1220: College Algebra
OR: MATH 1430G: Applications of Calculus I
Statistics MATH 1350G: Introduction to Statistics OR: MATH 2350G: Statistical Methods
OR: A ST 311: Statistical Applications

Full course descriptions and Prerequisites

Submission of an application includes:

  • A 1,000-1,200 word intent statement describing why you are applying for admission to the BPH program and your goals for obtaining a Bachelor in Public Health degree.


  •  The formal application for th Bachelor of Public Health degree.



Conditional Acceptance:

Applicants may receive a conditional acceptance in the program if they are currently enrolled in the last of the required pre-requisites at the time that they submit an application to the Bachelor of Public Health degree program.

Such conditional acceptance will be revoked if the applicant does not successfully complete each of the pre-requisites with a grade of C- or better.



Minor Options:
Public Health Sciences
U.S.- Mexico Border Health Issues
Students may select a minor from another university department. The student should contact that department for requirements.
The 18 credit hours of the minor would be counted toward the 31 credit hours of electives required for graduation.