Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The public health degree program provides students with a comprehensive program of study in preparation for careers and advanced degrees in public health. Public health majors take a set of core classes that span the broad scope of health promotion, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. Students will also complete a set of classes in one of four areas of emphasis: environmental health, social/behavioral health, epidemiology, or public health generalist. All students will complete their studies with a culminating experience of either a public health practicum or a senior thesis.

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Learning Objectives

  • Gain knowledge of human cultures and the physical and natural world as it relates to individual and population health through focused engagement on big questions, both contemporary and enduring.
  • Gain intellectual and practical skills practiced extensively, across the curriculum, in the context of progressively more challenging problems, projects, and standards for performance.
  • Learn personal and social responsibility anchored through active involvement with diverse communities and real-world challenges.
  • Experience integrative and applied learning demonstrated through the application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.


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