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About the Program

Public Health

What is Public Health?

Public health is an exciting and growing field of study that challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues in local, national, and international communities. Public health is a rewarding field and ideal for those that gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others, especially by protecting the health of the public.  

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health strives to prepare students for progressive independence, maturity, knowledge of the world, understanding of diverse inhabitants, and respect for their differing points of view. This degree is intended to convey technical detail and analytic skills, but with the liberal arts philosophical base, it also has the educational objectives of nurturing critical thinking, analysis, and synthesis of information, and recognizing the historical and societal associations of current trends in public health and health care delivery.

Specializations in Public Health

The Public Health curriculum will allow the students to incorporate many different aspects of a liberal arts education through the various specialization areas including: environmental health, public policy and administration, infectious disease epidemiology, health education, pre-medical, and biostatistics. In addition, this curriculum provides a pathway to medical and graduate schools for students in the health sciences and human services.

Real World Experiences for Public Health Students

Global Health Practicum in Africa  Explore Chicago  Global Health