Public Health Studies

A Public Health Studies major provides you with a solid foundation in public health, a field that encompasses all organized community efforts aimed at the prevention of disease and the promotion of health. You can explore the social determinants of health, health programming, and the underlying physiologic and molecular mechanisms of disease.


  • Interdisciplinary curriculum with courses that provide a foundation in public health as well as the opportunity to take electives in an area of interest          
  • Opportunities to apply learning to practice through internships and research projects     
  • Courses that involve active learning and projects based on current events in public health


Our Public Health Studies students are prepared for employment at health-related and social service agencies, such as county health departments, Job & Family Services, non-profit health organizations, and hospitals.

Students may also choose to continue their education through graduate programs in public health, health administration, social work, allied health, and other related fields.

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