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Community and Environmental Health

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James Blando, Interim Chair

The School of Community and Environmental Health offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that lead to careers in public health, environmental health and sustainability, health services research, community health, emergency preparedness, health care administration, industrial hygiene, and occupational safety and health. Additionally, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (BSHS), the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), and the Master of Public Health (MPH) offer practicing professionals the opportunity to complete their degrees in a distance format.

Shenandoah University – Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy – Dual Degree (BSPH – PharmD)

ODU and Shenandoah University’s (SU) Bernard J. Dunn (BJD) School of Pharmacy have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). ODU and SU have the shared purpose of creating a formal collaboration between BJD and ODU’s College of Health Sciences to promote a seamless transition to the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) from ODU’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree through the implementation of a dual degree curriculum model.

BJD will give priority status to a maximum of five ODU students per yearly admissions cycle (this limit may be waived by BJD’s Assistant/Associate Dean for Student Affairs (“ADSA”) on a yearly basis after consultation with ODU’s representatives) who have completed no less than 63 semester credit hours at ODU provided that the students meet the following criteria.

  1. A PCAT composite score in the 50th percentile or greater with no individual score less than the 30th percentile in combination with a cumulative GPA at ODU of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale;
  2. Completion of all of the then current prerequisite courses and credits required by BJD with a grade of “C” or better;
  3. A cumulative prerequisite GPA of no less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale;
  4. Interview with and a designation of recommend/strongly recommend from the Dean of BJD or designee;
  5. Two favorable letters of recommendation from faculty members at ODU; and
  6. One letter of recommendation from a healthcare provider.

For more information, students should contact their advisor.