The BS Program in Public Health is a four-year 120-credit degree program. In addition to foundation and core public health courses, students will choose one of three options:
Visit the UMass Lowell Academic Catalog for more course information.
Community Health / Health Promotion
Students will be involved in service learning and community health practicum experiences and take courses to increase skills in communication and teaching related to health promotion and prevention in community settings. This option will prepare students for careers as community health educators in a variety of settings including community health centers, hospitals, long term care facilities, corporate wellness, and nonprofit organizations.
Environmental / Occupational Health
Students will study the complex links between environmental exposures to chemicals, radiation, and pathogens, climate change, ecosystem damage, and human health with an emphasis on occupational health. Graduates can pursue environmental and occupational health positions in health departments, public agencies, environmental consulting firms and nonprofit organizations.
This option will provide a strong emphasis on health sciences with flexibility in selecting health science courses and electives under academic advisor guidance. Sufficient elective credits are included in health science coursework to allow students the opportunity to select science courses in an area of their interest within a public health framework. This option not only prepares students to work in the field of public health, but could also be used as a pathway to graduate degrees in various areas of health sciences such as direct entry graduate nursing programs, occupational therapy, and post-graduate professional health programs, including medical school.
Visit the Academic Catalog for the Learning Outcomes for Public Health.