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Public Health

Protect the health of others both locally and globally.

Public health is an exciting and growing field of study that challenges professionals to confront complex health issues in local, national, and international communities.

The Public Health degree is intended to provide students with a solid background in general public health as well as the various specialization areas such as environmental health, community health, public policy and administration, epidemiology, health education, and global health.

Students with a public health degree could also work in business, health communication, health services administration, social work, or law. This rigorous program provides a pathway to medical school and will prepare students for graduate studies in fields related to the health sciences, human services, and public health.

Blue Grad Cap

94% Success Rate

94% of bachelor’s degree students reported successful outcomes within six months of graduation.

PA live! segment featuring Dr. Vicki Stanavitch

PA live! segment featuring Dr. Vicki Stanavitch

College Catalog

View catalog or download catalog (PDF) for all course descriptions and degree requirements.


Explore a potential career in public health or simply supplement your major with a minor.

At Keystone, learning extends beyond the classroom.

Certain lessons can only be learned through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with real world experiences in the field by completing internships and other field experiences. Students explore the similarities and differences between various health systems in places like Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Africa, Cuba, and Chicago, as part of the LEARN Chicago program. Students tour cultural and public health venues through a program offered by the Chigago Center for Urban Life and Culture.

Real World Experience

From internships and experiential learning opportunities to travel and conferences, you’ll have many opportunities to conduct real-world experiences, work with your peers and mentors in your chosen field, and learn first-hand the latest skills to succeed in the real world.

Study Abroad

Explore our study abroad programs and discover a world of opportunities that are sure to be the highlight of your college years.


Working with a faculty mentor conducting research enriches the learning process and creates positive lifelong attributes.

Civic Engagement

Engage in civic-based projects and service-learning experiences and make a positive difference in the greater community.


Internships and field experiences give students the chance to learn through hands-on experiences beyond the classroom.

Faculty Profiles

Faux, Jessica, PhD

Faux, Jessica, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biology
Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Cook, Robert D., PhD, PG

Professor of Physical Science   
Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Lawrence, Paul, PhD

Assistant Professor of Chemistry  
Selig, Michael J., PhD

Selig, Michael J., PhD

Assistant Professor and Program Director of Pre-Professional Studies
Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Stanavitch, Vicki A., PhD

Associate Professor of Public Health and Chair of Biological and Physical Sciences and Mathematics

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