The Bachelor of Science in public health prepares you to plan, implement and evaluate public health programs for individuals, groups and populations in worksites, schools, communities and beyond. With increasing challenges posed by climate change, altered family dynamics, substance abuse, growing health disparities and rising healthcare costs, training highly skilled public health professionals is becoming increasingly important. Courses in the major will introduce you to the five core public health competency areas: behavioral social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, and health policy and management. As part of the curriculum, you’ll also complete an internship at a worksite, community group or government public health department.

After completing the Bachelor of Science degree in public health, you will be prepared for a variety of entry-level positions in public health areas. You may also choose to go on to graduate or professional school in public health, nursing, occupational or physical therapy, or medicine.

Career Opportunities

  • Worksite wellness director
  • Outreach specialist
  • Health education specialist
  • Public health management analyst
  • Health communications specialist
  • Chronic disease health educator
  • Community health workers
  • Research analyst
  • Health informatics specialist

Potential Areas of Advanced Study

Learning Experiences

  • Complete a required 400-hour internship in local, national or global locations.
  • Participate in departmental study abroad opportunities to explore public health across cultures.
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