About Public Health

The Public Health major prepares students to plan, implement, and evaluate public health programs for individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings that include worksites, schools, and communities nationally and internationally. With increasing challenges posed by climate change, altered family dynamics, substance abuse, growing health disparities and rising health care costs, training a highly skilled public health workforce is becoming a much greater priority. Courses in this major introduce students to the five core public health competency areas (Behavioral Social Sciences, Biostatistics, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Health Policy and Management).