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High School Dual Enrollment


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Our dual enrollment program provides the opportunity for students to jumpstart their Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health (BSPH) by taking college courses during the 11th and 12th grades. Students who later attend the University of Memphis and declare their undergraduate major as Public Health will have the option to transfer credits earned from these courses towards their bachelor's degree.

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By working closely with your professors, dual-enrollment students will develop skills in oral speaking, data presentation, community partnerships, and leadership through didactic coursework, group activities, and an experiential learning project.

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Rebecca Kronenberg, MPH
Undergraduate Advisor, SPH
Phone: (901) 678-8243

Rajesh Melaram, PhD
Assistant Professor of Teaching & Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: (901) 678-1687

Briana McNeil, M.Ed. 
Coordinator, Recruitment and Admissions
Phone: (901) 678-3740

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Admission Information

For more information on admissions, please visit the University of Memphis Dual Enrollment webpage.

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  • Fall Semester - July 15*
  • Spring Semester - December 15*

*International applicants should plan to have their applications in by May 15 for Fall Semester and October 15 for Spring Semester to ensure sufficient time to receive your Form I-20 and visa.

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  • PUBH 2181: Population Health and Society
  • PUBH 3120: Climate and Environmental Health
  • PUBH 3130: Social Determinants and Health Disparities
  • PUBH 3150: Health Data Analytics and Informatics
  • PUBH 3160: Public Health in Action
  • PUBH 3170: Health Crises & Milestones in Global Public Health

Take advantage of this great opportunity to learn more about public health and gain skills toward a popular, versatile, and multisectoral skill path.

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The students should be able to address:

  • The history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society
  • The basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice
  • The concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and
  • concerns of populations
  • The underlying science of human health and disease, including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course
  • The socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities
  • The fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • The fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system as well as the differences between systems in other countries
  • Basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy and the roles, influences, and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government
  • Basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology