Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the B.S. degree program in Public Health at UMass Lowell, we expect that our graduates will be able to:

  1. Have a core understanding of public health problems and their causes, including an understanding of the fundamental impacts of human activities on human and environmental health and the processes by which these activities cause damage
  2. Understand the relationship between environmental and workplace exposures and acute and chronic disease in humans, including understanding the complexity of social, environmental, and genetic factors in disease etiology
  3. Apply knowledge from physiology, chemistry, toxicology and epidemiology to understand the physiological processes involved in environmentally related illness
  4. Understand options and tools for the evaluation of and prevention of local environmental health problems, including an ability to understand and conduct basic field investigations, risk assessments and alternatives assessments
  5. Identify prevention strategies for a range of environmental health problems including the pros and cons of various control technologies and approaches, applying critical analysis and reasoning skills to problem solving.
  6. Address environmental health concerns with different stakeholder groups, including appropriately communicating risk information to different stakeholder groups
  7. Understand the economic, historical, and political/legal contexts of environmental health problems and solutions and the challenges that practitioners face
  8. Be able to identify and access resources for researching environmental health problems and critically evaluate research