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The Health Program at Sam Houston State University would like to invite you to contact us, visit us, if possible, and eventually join the program. The mission of the Health Program at Sam Houston State University is to enhance the health and improve the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities through the provision of teaching, service, and research in the areas of Public Health, Health Education, and Health Promotion.

To meet students' diverse needs and interests, students may choose a Bachelor of Science degree with an emphasis in Public Health, Health Sciences, Health Care Administration, or Bilingual Health Care Studies.

Department of Population Health
Department Contact:
Ray G. Newman, PhD, Chair
Phone: 936-294-2660
Location: CHSS 432

Courses Transfer Students Should Take:*

SHSU Course NumberCollege/TCCN SHSU Course Title Semester Credit Hours
HLTH 1360PHED 1304Fund Hlth Promo & Hlth Careers3
HLTH 1366PHED 1304Lifestyle and Wellness3
HLTH 2372Health & Medical Terminology3
HLTH 2383Multicultural Health Issues3
HLTH 2391Human Diseases3

*Note: Other courses may transfer, depending upon the selected degree or program.  For a complete listing of degree-specific requirements, please, review the degree plan within the Undergraduate Catalog

Field of Study

Sam Houston State University supports the State of Texas Fields of Study

The Core Curriculum at Sam Houston State University (to be used by all incoming students as of fall 2014) contains 42 semester credit hours, encompassing nine component areas. Each component area has a minimum credit hour requirement and a selection of specific courses that may be used to satisfy the requirement. The Core Curriculum details Sam Houston State University courses and their Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) equivalents for college transfer students which comprise SHSU’s core curriculum.

Many SHSU disciplines including the sciences, business, and education require specific courses from the SHSU core as degree specific graduation requirements. To minimize cost and time to complete degree requirements always select SHSU/transfer core courses specified as degree requirements in your intended major. If you have not decided on a major, select core courses supporting your intended area of academic concentration.

Prior to enrolling in core classes, students are encouraged to review specific degree requirements for their major. Selection of major-specified core courses reduces the total number of hours required for graduation.

If you do not see a Texas Common Course Number (TCCN) mapping a specific core course to your transfer institution, please go to Transfer Course Equivalency Guide and select your institution from the drop-down menu. The result will list all currently mapped transfer courses from your institution to SHSU courses.