The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program is a dynamic program taught by dedicated and enthusiastic public health professionals committed to providing mentorship, community inv olvement opportunities, and research projects to all of its students. Anchored in national accreditation principles of innovation and accountability, the program’s faculty, staff, and administrators are united in their commitment to supporting students to enter, progress through, and graduate. The ultimate program outcome being graduating students who are prepared to assume contributing and leadership roles in entry - level public health careers or successful admission to graduate pro grams and post - graduation certification programs.

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Learning Outcomes


UNLV’s University Undergraduate Learning Outcomes are designed to allow all students to:

  • Demonstrate general academic literacy, including how to respond to the needs of audiences and to different kinds of rhetorical situations, analyze and evaluate reasons and evidence, and construct research - based arguments.
  • Function effectively in diverse groups.

Public Health

The Public Health Program and the program’s public health national accreditation concepts guide students to develop and show proficiency to:

  • Advocate for protection and promotion of the public’s health at all levels of society
  • Act on ethical decision making related to self and society
  • Participate in networking
  • Develop a professional foundation based on the science of the field
  • Demonstrate proficiency in research methods

Career Possibilities

Entry - level public health careers can be categorized in at least 2 ways – by public health emphasis area and by job setting. Examples of career opportunities sorted by public health emphasis areas include:

  • Social and Behavioral Health: Evaluation Specialist in Physical Activity and Wellness
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics: Intervention Researcher in Domestic Violence
  • Environmental and Occupational Health: Environmental Health Specialist - Air and Water Quality Monitor

Examples of career opportunities sorted by job setting include:

  • Public Setting: Health Promotion Program Coordinator
  • Non - Profit Setting: Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Academic Setting: Public Health Planner
  • Private Setting: Disaster Preparedness Planner


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Bachelor of Science in Public Health


Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

The Department of Environmental and Occupational Health emphasizes the role of air, water, the home environment, and the workplace as critical determinants of health. Our accredited programs provide mentorship, community involvement opportunities, and research projects for students to grow as experts and leaders in their fields.


School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.