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  • Join Us For The Community Health Sciences' Tailgate!

    You are invited to join us for pre-game festivities when the Rebels play San Diego State University on Nov. 21, 2015. Catch up with old colleagues and make new friends over drinks, burgers, and brats! Special priced Sideline Tickets for SCHS alumni and friends are $25 per person (children under 3 are free). The tailgate starts at 6:15 pm with the game kick-off at 7:30 pm.

  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics

    Epidemiology is the study of the distribution and determinants of disease and injury. As the fundamental science in public health it provides the tools we need to monitor and study health problems and design effective control measures. Epidemiology relies on the analytical methods of biostatistics to describe, analyze and interpret health data.

  • Social and Behavioral Health

    Social and behavioral health brings the community to the forefront of public health through the development and evaluation of community based programs that promote health and prevent disease. Health education, health communication, and study of the social determinants of health and health disparities are essential to social and behavioral health.

  • Health Care Administration and Policy

    Health care Administration and Policy supports leadership, management, and administration of public health systems. Finance, marketing, information management and health services management are essential aspects of building a strong public health infrastructure and shaping health policy.

  • Environmental and Occupational Health

    Environmental and occupational health studies how the natural and the built environment impact our health. From the air we breathe, the water we drink, to chemicals, hazards, and pathogens, environmental and occupational health professionals work to understand and promote health and safety where we live and work.


The mission of the School of Community Health Sciences (SCHS) is to advance the science of public health, improve the health and quality of life of people in our communities, and work to eliminate health disparities in Nevada, the nation, and the world by providing leadership in quality education, research, and service.