The Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Public Health (LSUHSC), is launching a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH). In announcing the program, Dr. Dean Smith, dean of the School of Public Health commented that Louisiana faces many public health issues.
This innovative program is the sole, undergraduate-level training within the state university system in Louisiana at an accredited School of Public Health. The 2 + 2 program requires students to complete 60 hours of prerequisite course hours at an undergraduate campus then apply for admission to the program and if accepted, complete their degree at the LSUHSC campus. The curriculum requires students to integrate knowledge in the core public health disciplines with skills in communication, teamwork, problem-solving, health economics, environmental health assessment, leadership, and information management. Service learning partnerships with local and regional organizations will give students the opportunity to utilize their knowledge and professional skills to address complex public health problems.
According to Dr. Elizabeth Levitzky, director of the BSPH Program, “our program will prepare the next generation to address the public health challenges and shape policies to improve the health of communities in Louisiana and around the globe.”Friday Letter Submission