Public health is an interdisciplinary science seeking to understand, promote, and protect the health of people and their communities. It is an academic discipline that focuses on preventing and mitigating disease outbreaks and confronting systemic health challenges that affect populations, and is strongly rooted in principles of health equity, social justice and addressing local and global disparities in health. 


About the Program

The Public Health major critically examines disease prevention and systemic health challenges through the lens of civic responsibility. The interdisciplinary program pulls from the expertise of multiple departments including our nationally-ranked nursing program to provide an experience rich in science, public policy, civics, and ethics. Community engagement opportunities give students time in-the-field to explore their options and gain valuable experience.

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Our goal with the Public Health major is to empower students with knowledge and experience for the challenges of creating and sustaining healthy communities both locally and globally.

— Professor Tauna Sisco