Protecting the health of everyone.
Public health promotes and protects the health of everyone in every community where they live, work and play. The overarching goal of public health is to reduce human suffering through improving the health of the public as a whole and achieving equity and justice in health status for all.
Public Health occupations work to promote and protect health where we live, learn, work and play. Courses build skills in health sciences, behavioral psychology, communication, planning, policy development and ethics. Students also have choices for a variety of enrichment areas. Opportunities for Public Health careers are in both the public and private sectors. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPH) have determined that public health workforce needs are increasing. The Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health degree can lead to advanced degrees in Health Care Administration, Nursing, Medicine, Dentistry, Law and many other fields. The program blends easily with study abroad and with a variety of Minors.