Academics

Public Health

Program Details

The Bachelor of Science in public health prepares students to work in public health, community health, educational, health care, governmental and non-governmental settings. Students in this major develop competence in the public health core disciplines of behavioral health/health education, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration and environmental health and can choose an emphasis in either community health education, environmental and occupational safety or public health preparedness. Students also take courses in other public health disciplines such as women’s health, multicultural health and public health preparedness. All majors in the B.S. in Public Health complete a “capstone” internship during their final semester before graduation.

Community health educators are professionally prepared in the disciplines of community and public health education. They demonstrate competence in planning, implementation and evaluation of health-promoting and health-enhancing programs for individuals, groups and communities. Environmental and occupational safety professionals are concerned with the relationships between the characteristics of the natural environmental (air, water, soil, chemicals, etc.) and mental and physical health. This information is used to establish limits on pollutants the environment can absorb without detrimental effects; to develop control technology and to implement controls as necessary for the benefit of human and animal populations. Public health emergency preparedness professionals are involved with mitigating, preparing for, responding to and assisting with long-term recovery from disasters and emergencies. They work in many settings, such as public health, health care, educational and state and local governmental agencies.

Special Opportunities in Public Health

Eta Sigma Gamma is the National Professional Health Education Honorary. Pi Chapter has been honored four times by the Eta Sigma Gamma national office as the outstanding national chapter. Five Pi Chapter students received national Gamman of the Year honors. The department also has a new student organization for future healthcare professionals. There are a wide variety of student activities and organizations available to all Western students, as well. Learn more at wiu.edu/osa.

Department Minors

  • Emergency Management
  • Occupational Safety

Additional Resources

Careers in Public Health

WIU public health graduates are prepared in the disciplines of community and public health education and are extremely marketable. They have been successful in gaining employment in positions focused on planning, implementation and evaluation of health-promoting and health-enhancing programs for individuals, groups, and communities. They work in business and industry; healthcare facilities; community organizations and local, state and federal governmental agencies.

Western’s public health environmental and occupational safety graduates are prepared to address a variety of issues related to health and the environment, including water quality, food safety, air quality and pollution control, solid and toxic waste disposal and public policy. They have been successful in gaining employment in local, state and federal environmental agencies; business and industry and environmental consulting agencies.

Additional information about careers in public health can be found at ExploreHEALTHCareers.org.

Public Health

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (EM)

270 Disaster Management and Media. (3) The genre of disaster films and other mass media disaster coverage will be presented as case studies followed by in-class discussions which will allow for a critical analysis of the relationships between filmed images and disaster management.

276 Hazards and Disasters in Emergency Management. (3) Overview of the dynamic relationships between natural and technological hazards and disasters and associated requirements for mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery.

304 Principles of Emergency Management. (3) Presents the theories, principles, and approaches to emergency management. Philosophy of comprehensive emergency management will be discussed including mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. Role, duties, and importance of the emergency manager will be discussed. Prerequisite: EM 276.

305 Dimensions of Disaster. (3) Overview of empirical vs. theoretical approaches to disasters; human behavior in disaster, disaster myths; group disaster behavior; community social systems and disaster; cultures, demographics and disaster behavior distinctions, and contemporary disaster research. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: EM 304 and ENG 280, or permission of instructor.

306 Individual and Community Disaster Education. (3) Provides an extensive study of the design, implementation, and evaluation of public disaster preparedness education programs. Model preparedness education programs, teaching materials, and educational methods and techniques will be examined. Prerequisites: EM 304 and 305, or permission of instructor.

323 Emergency Preparedness and Response. (3) Concepts, theories, principles, programs, and requirements of emergency preparedness; governmental planning, practice, exercises; hazard and risk assessment; team building; case studies. Overview of the relationship of preparedness to response; emergency operations; incident command systems. National Incident Management System (NIMS), interoperability. Prerequisite: EM 304.

324 Legal Aspects of Emergency Management. (3) Introduction to federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and policies governing emergency management; history of statute development; significant legislation; federal, state, and local authorities and responsibilities. Prerequisite: EM 304.

351 Emergency Medical Technician’s Training IA. (4) Includes experiences designed to prepare persons who are responsible for giving emergency care to the sick and injured. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HE 251, or proof of current CPR certification, or permission of instructor.

352 Emergency Medical Technician’s Training IB. (4) May include sessions with paramedics, directors of ambulance services, respiratory therapists, and physicians; ten hours of hospital observation in an approved emergency room; and extrication exercise. Satisfactory completion of EM 351 and 352 and recommendation of instructor results in student eligibility to take EMT state examination. Prerequisite: EM 351, proof of current CPR certification, and permission of instructor.

401 Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Recovery. (3) Concepts, theories, principles, programs, and requirements of pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation; governmental planning and practice; hazard and risk assessment; team building; case studies; project development. Overview of disaster recovery programs and requirements; public and individual assistance; hazard mitigation relationships. Prerequisite: EM 304.

425 (Cross-listed with HS 425) Public Health Emergency Preparedness. (3) This course introduces students to how public health agencies prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Topics include biosurveillance, crisis and emergency risk communication, and the Strategic National Stockpile. Not open to students with credit in HS 425. Prerequisites: Junior standing; EM 304 or HS 211; or permission of instructor.

460 Weapons of Mass Destruction in Public Health. (3) Provides an overview of weapons of mass destruction from the public health and emergency management perspectives. Examination of various forms of weapons of mass destruction and discussion of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention practices facing future professionals is included. Prerequisites: CHEM 101 and EM 304, or permission of instructor.

461 Business and Industry Emergency Management. (3) Provides an analysis of governmental emergency management, legal requirements, employee and business disaster awareness and preparedness, public policy considerations, and coordination of community outreach. Prerequisite: EM 304 or permission of instructor.

470 Comparative Emergency Management Systems. (3) Examines concepts, theories, principles, and requirements of emergency management systems: local, state, regional, federal, and global. Case studies of best practice exemplars will be explored. Prerequisite: EM 304 or permission of instructor.

477 Disaster and Fire Defense Planning. (3) Covers disaster and fire defense planning, and the interrelationship between those two areas. The concepts and principles of community risk assessment and regional and cooperative procedures and plans, and the relationship of structural, climatic, and topographical variables to group fires, conflagrations, and natural disasters will be discussed. Prerequisites: permission of instructor/chairperson or acceptance into National Fire Academy Certificate Program.

478 Managerial Issues in Hazardous Materials. (3) The role of the fire service in planning for, responding to, and managing hazardous material incidents. Prerequisite: permission of instructor/chairperson or acceptance into National Fire Academy Certificate Program.

479 Emergency Management Pre-Internship. (1) Developing professional application materials required for internship, investigating potential internships, and emphasizing interviewing and job search skills. To be taken the semester preceding the internship. Prerequisites: EM 323 or 401, senior standing, and Emergency Management major.

490 Emergency Management Internship. (9–12) Provides field work experience and knowledge in appropriate emergency management programs, under supervision of a qualified preceptor. Prerequisites: EM 479. All coursework must be completed with the exception of 6 s.h. in the minor or General Education. Must have overall GPA 2.00 and major GPA 2.50. Graded S/U only.

499 Independent Study in Emergency Management. (1–4, repeatable to 4) Independent research study of an approved topic in emergency management. Prerequisite: senior with Emergency Management major or minor, and permission of instructor.

ENVIRONMENTAL AND OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY (EOS)

270 Principles of Accident Prevention. (3) An analysis of the tools, methods, content, and common problems associated with the establishing and administering of safety programs for homes, school, and industry.

310 Environmental Sciences. (3) The principles and practices of public health sanitation. Includes discussion of water and air pollution, food and milk sanitation, housing, vector and rodent control, solid wastes, other general sanitation problems, and principles involved in water and waste water treatment plant operation. Also considered are local, state, and federal regulations relevant to the sanitary control of the environment. Prerequisite: HS 211 or junior standing or permission of instructor.

311 Environmental and Occupational Health Problems. (3) Overview of the recognition, evaluation, prevention, and control of chemical, physical, and environmental factors that impact human health in the workplace and community. Identification and evaluation of interventions for environmental and occupational health problems will be addressed. Prerequisite: MICR 200 or junior standing or permission of instructor. Field study costs may be approximately $10.00.

377 Occupational Safety. (3) A study of the fundamentals of industrial hygiene, hazardous waste regulations, accident causation theories, and workplace violence. OSHA General Industry 30-hour certification available to students. Prerequisite: EOS 270. Requires an additional $5.00 Special Course Cost to be paid to the Health Sciences Foundation account.

417 Field Experiences in Public Health Sanitation. (3) An analysis of selected sanitation laws, regulations, and ordinances. In-the-field experience will enable the student to observe the application of the codes in an enforcement setting and to gain expertise in the practical aspects of public health sanitation. Prerequisites: EOS 310 and senior standing.

450 Environmental Health Workshop. (1, repeatable to 2 with change in topic) Examination of environmental concerns that may impact directly or indirectly on humans and their surroundings. Educational strategies and abatement measures are included. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.

499 Independent Study in Environmental and Occupational Safety. (1–4, repeatable to 4) Independent research study of an approved topic. Prerequisite: senior department major or minor, or permission of instructor.

HEALTH EDUCATION (HE)

120 Personal Health Promotion. (2) (General Education/Human Well-Being) Designed to enhance students’ physical, intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual health which will enable them to pursue their college and life goals more effectively.

121 Human Sexuality. (2) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) The anatomical, physiological, psychological, and sociological characteristics unique to men and women, and what they bring to each other in their personal relationships.

123 Drug Use and Abuse. (2) (General Education/ Human Well-Being) A comprehensive and in-depth study of the use and abuse of drugs in our society.

251 First Aid. (2) Theory and practice of first aid and CPR for the ill and injured. Instruction will be provided in accordance with the National Safety Council First Aid, and the American Heart Association Healthcare Provider standards.

321 (Cross-listed with WS 321) Women’s Health. (3) Provides information about how women can improve their chances of achieving and maintaining high level wellness. Among the topics included are: prevention, early detection, and treatment of health problems commonly occurring among women, contraception, pregnancy and childbirth, using the medical care system, and mental health. Open to male and female students. Not open to students with credit in WS 321. Prerequisite: junior standing.

325 Multicultural Health Issues. (3) (General Education/Multicultural Studies) A survey of health issues that specifically affect African Americans, American Indians, Hispanics, Asian Americans, and others. Health related lifestyles, behaviors, and prevention interventions will be emphasized. Prerequisite: HE 120, 121, 123, or permission of instructor.

432 The Coordinated School Health Program. (3) A description and analysis of the eight components of a K–12 coordinated school health program and the relationship of these components to the reduction of youth risk behaviors. Prerequisite: HS 313 or permission of instructor.

433 School Health Curriculum. (3) Investigates the nature of school health curriculum development which addresses objectives, resources, content, evaluation, sequencing, scheduling, and implementation. Prerequisite: HE 432 or permission of instructor.

440 Sexuality Education in the Home, School, and Community. (3) The principles of sex education of the pre-school and school-age child. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student in content, resources, procedures, and philosophy of home, school, and community sexuality education. Prerequisites: HE 121 (or its equivalent) and HS 313, or permission of instructor.

441 Mental Health. (3) Personality development, mental dynamisms, the mature individual, and the mentally ill. Special emphasis is given to teacherstudent relationships. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.

442 Drug Education in the Home, School, and Community. (3) Concepts of drug education with emphasis placed on preparing the student in content, resources, procedures, and philosophy of home, school, and community drug education. Prerequisites: HE 123 (or its equivalent) and HS 313, or permission of instructor.

450 Health Promotion Workshop. (1, repeatable to 2 with change in topic) Designed to provide new and updated information relative to current health issues confronting the health promotion professional. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.

450 School Health Workshop. (1, repeatable to 2 with change in topic) Designed to provide new and updated information relative to current health issues confronting the school health professional. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.

499 Independent Study in Health Education. (1–4, repeatable to 4) Independent research study of an approved topic. Prerequisite: senior department major or minor, or permission of instructor.

HEALTH SCIENCES (HS)

211 Principles of Health Sciences. (3) An introduction which emphasizes history, sociology, careers, and resources in community health and the interaction between school and community health programs. Also includes an overview of major community health programs. Prerequisite: HE 120 (or its equivalent) or permission of instructor.

250 Introduction to Medical Terminology. (2) Designed to provide a working knowledge and understanding of health and medical terms. Students in health education, health services management, EMT, pre-professional healthcare programs, and all other health-related fields will particularly benefit. Learning, interpretation, and understanding is enhanced via discussion of word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.

313 Application of Theories and Concepts in Health Education. (3) Provides a basic understanding of the application of theories and concepts related to health and health education. Concepts of health, behavior, learning, and group process, as well as community organization and networking included. Prerequisite: HS 211 or permission of instructor.

370 Research Methods in Health Sciences. (3) The process of evaluating, planning, and organizing research studies for solving problems unique to health sciences. Introduction to the application of the scientific method and statistics in health sciences research. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: ENG 280, STAT 171, and junior standing.

400 Grant Writing. (3) Focuses on skills and techniques necessary to research and write grant proposals for nonprofit organizations, businesses, and government agencies. Prerequisite: HS 370 or permission of instructor.

410 Human Diseases. (3) An overview of human diseases commonly affecting humans. Emphasis on organic, systemic, disseminated, and multisystem diseases. Genetic, behavioral, and environmental approaches will be applied. Prerequisites: MICR 200 or permission of instructor.

411 Principles of Epidemiology. (3) Public health problem solving methods emphasizing biostatistics and epidemiology. Methods of epidemiologic investigation and research are included. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 410 or permission of instructor.

412 Public Health Administration. (3) Overview of administrative responsibilities and organizational patterns of local, state, and national public health agencies including core functions and essential public health services. Includes focus on emergency preparedness and response, performance measurement and improvement, and communication. Prerequisites: 12 s.h. of professional health sciences courses or permission of instructor.

413 Community Health Program Development and Evaluation. (3) Focuses upon developing the skills necessary to carry out program development—assessing needs, planning, implementing, and evaluating—in community health settings. Prerequisites: HS 313 and 9 s.h. of professional health sciences courses, or permission of instructor.

414 Ethical Conduct and Conflict in Health Sciences. (3) Students will interpret ethical codes of conduct as set forth by professional organizations; conflict arising from existing and evolving codes of conduct will be examined using case studies as an arena for discussion. Prerequisites: 12 s.h. of professional health sciences courses and junior standing, or permission of instructor.

425 (Cross-listed with EM 425) Public Health Emergency Preparedness. (3) This course introduces students to how public health agencies prepare for and respond to public health emergencies. Topics include biosurveillance, crisis and emergency risk communication, and the Strategic National Stockpile. Not open to students with credit in EM 425. Prerequisites: Junior standing; EM 304 or HS 211; or permission of instructor.

444 Methods and Techniques of Health Education. (3) This course focuses upon the practical application of health information involved with learning theories, diversity, and uniqueness of learners. It concentrates on skills in facilitation, using audio-visual equipment, and cognitive affective methodologies unique to the health profession. The student develops professional health communication skills in speaking, writing, and publishing. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 413; Prerequisite: 9 s.h. of professional health sciences courses.

450 Health Sciences Workshop. (1, repeatable to 2 with change in topic) Examination and analysis of significant current concerns and controversies in community health. Content varies according to contemporary issues. Prerequisite: senior standing or permission of instructor.

479 Health Sciences Pre-Internship. (1) Developing professional application materials required for internship, investigating potential internships, and emphasizing interviewing and job search skills. To be taken the semester preceding the internship. Prerequisites: HSM 314 or HS 370, senior standing, and major in Health Services Management or Public Health.

490 Professional Internship. (9–12) Provides field work experience and knowledge in appropriate community health services programs, under supervision of preceptor qualified by education and experience. Prerequisites: HS 479. All coursework must be completed with exception of 6 s.h. in the minor or General Education. Must have overall GPA 2.00 and major GPA 2.50. Graded S/U only.

499 Independent Study in Health Sciences. (1–4, repeatable to 4) Independent research study of an approved topic. Prerequisite: senior department major or minor, permission of instructor.

HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT (HSM)

212 Introduction to U.S. Health Policy. (3) Equips future health services management professionals with a working knowledge of the U.S. health care delivery system. Health policy is analyzed, utilized, and applied in the U.S. health care industry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 211.

314 Health Care Management. (3) Explores management theory and practice as it relates to middle management positions such as department heads and supervisors in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, long term care facilities, and other health care organizations. Prerequisite: HSM 212 or permission of instructor.

315 Long Term Care Management. (3) Application of management knowledge in resident care, personal, finance, environment, regulations, and organization specific to long term care facilities. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisite: ENG 280 and HSM 314.

470 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management. (3) Equips future health services management professionals with a working knowledge of health law. Provides necessary background on a variety of health care topics, preparing students to deal with common legal and practical problems facing health care professionals. Prerequisites: HSM 314 and junior standing, or permission of instructor.

SOCIAL WORK (SW)

100 Introduction to Social Work. (3) An introduction to professional values, ethics, history, policies, services, and fields of Social Work practice, emphasizing generalist Social Work. Twenty-five volunteer hours required. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum.

212 Human Behavior and the Social Environment I. (3) An exploration of human development theories in the context of biological, physical, psychological, social, and cultural environments that help shape behavior. The focus is on conception through adolescence. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: SW 100 (C grade or better); BIOL 100; or consent of instructor.

213 Human Behavior and the Social Environment II. (3) An exploration of human development theories in the context of biological, physical, psychological, social, and cultural environments that help shape behavior. The focus is on young adulthood through late adulthood. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisite: SW 212 (C grade or better); or consent of instructor.

312 Social Work Research Methodology. (3) The first of a two-course research sequence preparing students to be effective and ethical consumers and producers of research. Application of qualitative and quantitative methods for direct practice and program evaluation. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: SW 100 (C grade or better); completion of math competency; or consent of instructor.

313 Social Work Research Statistics. (3) The second of a two-course sequence. An introduction to descriptive and inferential statistical analyses for the assessment of practice and program effectiveness. Data analysis is conducted with statistical software. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisite: SW 312 (C grade or better); or consent of instructor.

315 Generalist Social Work Practice I. (4) Provides knowledge, values, and skills needed in the generalist method of Social Work, focusing on working with individuals. A concurrent lab provides skill development. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 212 (C grade or better); permission of advisor. Corequisite: SW 316.

316 Case Management in Social Work. (3) An introduction to case management as a Social Work function. Theories and models of case management will be studied and case management skills will be developed. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 212 (C grade or better); permission of advisor. Corequisite: SW 315.

325 Social Welfare Policy. (3) Study of the formulation and implementation of social welfare policy and its impact on all system levels. Policies are analyzed for their philosophical foundations, populations served, and social and political implications. Policy models, implementation strategies, and budgetary constraints are examined. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisite: SW 100 (C grade or better); or consent of instructor.

330 Child and Family Services. (3) An introduction to theories, policies, and practices in child welfare. Current trends in protective services, family preservation, adoption, and substitute care will be studied. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

331 Social Work and Addictions. (3) An introduction to addictions and their effects on individuals, families, and society. Current theories, treatments, and Social Work roles and functions will be studied. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

332 Social Work with Aging Persons. (3) An introduction to working with persons as they age and as their circumstances change. Social Work roles and personal, familial, and societal implications of aging will be studied. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

334 Social Work and Disabilities. (3) An introduction to disabilities and rehabilitative Social Work. Issues of access, managed care, ethics, social policies, and Social Work roles will be studied. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

335 Domestic Violence and Social Work Intervention. (3) An introduction to major topics in the area of domestic violence. Definitions, warning signs, use of appropriate Social Work services, and prevention will be studied. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

336 Medical Social Work. (3) An introduction to a generalist Social Work perspective of medical Social Work. Theoretical perspectives integrated within medical Social Work will be discussed within a practice-oriented learning environment. Specific skills required in medical Social Work will be emphasized and practiced. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

337 Social Work in Rural Environments. (3) An introduction to the special considerations of Social Work services in rural and small town environments. Content focuses on the characteristics of rural areas, rural populations, lack of social service resources, and appropriate roles for master’s and baccalaureate social workers. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

338 Social Work and Mental Health. (3) Introduction to mental health; impact of mental illness on individuals, families, and society; roles and functions of social workers in mental health services. Introduction to the DSM V will be provided. Focus will be on generalist Social Work. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

340 Topics in Social Work. (3, repeatable for different topics to 6) Varied topics of interest to Social Work and other human service majors. Topics might include diversity, advocacy, spirituality, political activity, criminal justice issues, professional ethics, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

345 Investigation in Social Work. (1–6, repeatable to 6) Investigation into a specific area of Social Work that requires more intense study of longer duration. Prerequisite: junior standing or consent of instructor.

380 Social Justice and Diversity. (3) (Global Issues) Explores how societies and their cultures’ structures and values may oppress, discriminate, or create or enhance power. Develops skills to engage in socially just professional practice with diverse populations. Prerequisites: Social Work major and SW 100 (C grade or better); or consent of instructor.

400 Learning through Community Service. (3) Introduction to applied human service skills through community service in an agency setting. A minimum of 60 volunteer hours required. A concurrent seminar provides opportunities for direction from the instructor and for discussion. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 312 (C grade or better); SW 325 (C grade or better); SW 315 (C grade or better).

415 Generalist Social Work Practice II. (3) Covers the theory and skills of the generalist method of Social Work. Its focus is on families and small groups. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 315 (C grade or better); SW 316 (C grade or better).

425 Generalist Social Work Practice III. (3) Covers the theory and skills of the generalist method of Social Work. Its focus is on organizations, communities, society, and international issues. Thirty hours of community service required. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 315 (C grade or better); SW 316 (C grade or better).

440 Pre-Practicum. (1) Prepares majors for the practicum. Content includes resume preparation; investigation of agency placement opportunities; interviews for placement; overview of ethical, safety, and liability issues; and the role of participants as adult learners. A grade of C or better is required to continue through the curriculum. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 315 (C grade or better); permission of the director of Field Education.

480 Generalist Social Work Practicum. (13) An educational experience in an agency setting that offers practical application of Social Work knowledge, values, and skills. A concurrent integrative seminar provides opportunities for discussion and direction from the instructor. A grade of C or better is required to graduate. Prerequisites: Social Work major; SW 415 (C grade or better); SW 425 (C grade or better); SW 440 (C grade or better); 2.50 GPA in the major; completion of all other required Social Work courses (C grade or better); being within 20 s.h. of completion of degree; permission of the Direction of Field Education and chairperson.

496 Senior Honors Thesis in Social Work. (3–6, repeatable to 6) Thesis research under the direction of at least two Social Work faculty members on a topic of mutual agreement. Minimum of 3 s.h. required for honors. Prerequisite: approval of departmental honors advisor.

499 Senior Assessment Exam. (0) An exam that all social work majors must take at the completion of SW 480. This exam assesses the knowledge gained through completing the social work curriculum. Completion of the exam will result in a grade of S. Prerequisites: Social Work major; senior standing. Corequisite: SW 480. Graded S/U only.

Contact Information

Department of Health Sciences and Social Work

Dr. Lorette S. Oden, Chairperson
Email: HealthSciences@wiu.edu 
Location: Stipes Hall 402
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1076
Phone: (309) 298-1981

Health Sciences & Social Work Website

Health Sciences & Social Work Directory

College of Education & Human Services (COEHS)

Dr. Erskine Smith, Dean
Email: ER-Smith@wiu.edu
COEHS Email: coehs@wiu.edu
Location: Horrabin Hall 117G
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1690

COEHS Website

Public Health Advising

Stacy Dorsett 
Horrabin Hall 91c
Phone: (309) 298-1438
Email: SE-Dorsett@wiu.edu

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