B.S. in Public Health
Why pursue a degree in Public Health?
Public Health is the study and promotion of the health and wellbeing of all populations, recognizing that health is a fundamental human right. Public Health is concerned with more than healthcare, biology, and behavior: it focuses on how environmental, social, economic, behavioral, biological and political factors influence human health. Public Health practitioners aim to work collaboratively with diverse communities to conduct research and create relevant interventions that strengthen community capacity, promote health, and reduce health inequities.
Our department offers three undergraduate degrees pathways. The general pathway, B.S. in Public Health with a minor, is for students who are interested in public health and wish to pair it with a minor. Public Health touches many disciplines and almost any minor pairs well with public health.
If you are more interested in working collaboratively with the community to improve health, then the B.S. in Public Health, Concentration in Community Health Education may be the pathway for you! Alternatively, if you enjoy analyzing data and learning more about root causes of disease, then the B.S. in Public Health, Concentration in Population Data Science may be the best fit!
We also offer two minors: Minor in Public Health and the Minor in Health Professions
Interested in changing your major to Public Health? See Public Health as a major below.
What inspires you?
Check out this inspirational video by Spring 2018 Public Health graduate, Kristina Banfield, featuring Public Health & Recreation students sharing what inspires them.
Interested in changing your major to Public Health?
There are 3 options:
- Public Health with a minor, or
- Public Health, Concentration in Community Health Education, or
- Public Health, Concentration in Population Data Science