What courses will you take?
The B.S. in Public Health offers courses that provide a solid foundation in critical thinking, advocacy, leadership, teamwork, research, statistics, biological and life sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and communication.
With the public health major, you can choose between two concentrations, which lead to a wide range of career opportunities.
- Community Health/Health Promotion Concentration — Prepare for a career as a community health professional in a variety of settings, including community health centers, hospitals, and public health departments. Courses help to increase skills in communication and teaching related to health promotion and disease prevention in community settings. You’ll be involved in experiential learning, including community health practicum experiences.
- Health Sciences Concentration — Focus on health sciences with flexibility in selecting courses in an area of your interest within a public health framework. Courses prepare you to work in the field of public health including areas such as epidemiology and disease surveillance. This concentration can also can serve as a pathway to graduate degrees in various areas of health sciences, including medical school, physician assistant, nursing and other postgraduate professional health programs.
In the final semester, you will participate in a required capstone experience, spending several hours per week in a setting that is associated with you career goals.