B.S. in Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Public Health
The B.S. degree in Public Health is an exciting and diverse major concerned with prevention of disease and promotion of health in communities. If you choose public health, you will learn how to develop and implement health programs, develop health policies, and engage in an ecological approach to disease prevention and health promotion. Aspects of environmental issues, health policy, health behavior, and social determinants of health are explored.
Career opportunities are available in various settings, such as hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community organizations, corporations and international health programs. In addition, the program is applicable for students interested in pursuing post graduate study in health fields such as medicine, physical or occupational therapy, dental hygiene, or public health.
Students are provided with opportunities to connect classroom learning with actual research or "hands-on" experiences through courses such as practicum and internships, as well as through Eta Sigma Gamma, our public health honorary society.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.