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Undergraduate Major in Public Health

What is Public Health?

Public health is working to protect the environment, identifying sources of illness in population groups, controlling disease outbreaks, evaluating the economic impacts of changing demographics, developing interventions to promote healthy behavior, and producing health policy legislation.  Public health draws from a broad array of disciplines, such as the social and behavioral sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, business, economics, statistics, epidemiology, law, and biology, and each provide unique insights for the diverse set of activities involved in public health practice.  More.

The Major

Two options will be available for the undergraduate major in Public Health: Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS).  After completion of the program students will have a broad background that will serve as the foundation for a variety of career paths, such as immediate entry into Public Health positions, background training for a professional school such as Law School, or the pursuit of an advanced degree such as a master's or Ph.D. in the social sciences.