Breadth, Integration, Capstone (B.I.C.)

Masters of Public Health (M.P.H.) and Masters of Health Services Administration (M.H.S.A.) must complete coursework related to each discipline in public health to fulfill the Breadth, Integration, and Capstone requirements.

Updated November 2014: The Environmental Health Sciences, Health Behavior and Health Education and Health Management and Policy departments have suggested three courses each that will fulfill the BIC requirement. The Biostatistics and Epidemiology departments provide two courses to choose from. The primary course listed in each department is the course that will give the best and broad overview in the area of study. The two secondary courses will also fulfill the BIC but may have limited availability. If you have any additional questions regarding the BIC curriculum, please see the Program Coordinator in your department.

HBHE Departmental Recommendations for BIC
  Number TITLE Credits Terms
Primary HBEHED 503 Introduction to Health Behavior Theory and Approaches 3 Fall
Secondary HBEHED 540 Fundamentals Of Reproductive Health 3 Fall
Secondary HBEHED 630 Aging And Health Behavior 3 Winter
Secondary HBEHED 690 Environmental Health Promotion 3 Fall
EHS Departmental Recommendations for BIC
  Number TITLE Credits Terms
Primary EHS 500 Principles of Environmental Health Sciences 3 Fall
Secondary EHS 603 Occupational and Environmental Disease 3 Winter
HMP Departmental Recommendations for BIC
  Number TITLE Credits Terms
Primary HMP 602 Survey of the U.S. Health Care System 4 Winter
Secondary HMP 653  Law and Public Health 3 Winter
Secondary HMP 677 Health Care Organization: An International Perspective 3 Fall
Biostat Departmental Recommendations for BIC
  Number TITLE Credits Terms
Either/or Biostat 501 Introduction to Biostatistics 4 Fall
  Biostat 521 Applied Biostatistics 4 Fall
Exemption exam        
EPID Departmental Recommendations for BIC
  Number TITLE Credits Terms
Primary EPID 503 Strategies and Uses of Epidemiology 3 Winter
Secondary EPID 601 Principles and Methods of Epidemiology 4 Fall
Exemption exam

To successfully complete the BIC requirements, a student needs to earn a "C" or better in each of the BIC courses. If a student does not earn a "C" or better in a BIC course, they must re-take the course and achieve a "C" or better to receive the BIC credit.

Read the complete BIC policy in PDF format.