Bachelor of Science in Public Health

About

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.

Accreditation

For information regarding accreditation at UNLV, please head over to Academic Program Accreditations.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Career Possibilities

Requirements

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Contacts

Health Sciences Advising Center

The Health Sciences Advising Center provides guidance for all undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, the School of Community Health Sciences and the School of Allied Health Sciences.

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Department of Environmental and Occupational Health

Environmental and occupational health studies span the broad scope of health promotion, disease prevention, and eliminating health disparities. Additional areas of emphasis include environmental health, social/behavioral health, and epidemiology.

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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.

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