Offered as a major (B.S.) and a minor
Students interested in science, people, and community health can earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. The interdisciplinary major focuses on preventing disease and confronting systemic health challenges that impact communities both locally and globally. It encourages civic responsibility in order to make communities healthier. This major represents a collaboration of the biology, nursing, psychology, and sociology departments.
Courses prepare students to explore the role of the public health worker, understand disease prevention, engage in policy-making, and improve the well-being and health of individuals and communities. Students will learn the multiple perspectives of public health such as investigating subjects like environmental disasters, water safety, infectious diseases, chronic diseases, health equity, and pandemics. Senior year will culminate with a practical internship experience to launch students into the career of their choice.