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Public Health

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Articulate critical public health problems and their causes, including an understanding of the environmental, social, behavioral, and biological factors influencing health. 
  2. Apply the basic concepts of data collection and analysis to health data.
  3. Identify and use evidence-based approaches to address population and community health needs. 
  4. Identify prevention strategies for a range of public health, applying critical analysis and reasoning skills to problem solving. 
  5. Apply the fundamental concepts of program assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation and management in a culturally appropriate fashion. 
  6. Evaluate the economic, historical, ethical, and political/legal contexts of public health problems and solutions and the challenges that practitioners face.
  7. Identify and access resources for researching public health problems and critically evaluate research.
  8. Use the public health-specific tools of communication.