B.S. in Public Health
Mission of B.S. Public Health, SJSU
The mission of the undergraduate public health program is to foster an environment that embraces diversity and inspires active, critical, interdisciplinary teaching and learning to improve population 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. The Public Health lens 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!
Interested in changing your major to Public Health? See Public Health as a major below.
Interested in changing your major to Public Health?
There are 4 options:
- Public Health with Upper Division Public Health Electives, or
- Public Health with a Minor, or
- Public Health, Concentration in Community Health Education, or
- Public Health, Concentration in Population Data Science