Public Health Degree
Pursue a career in public health and protect the well-being of others both locally and globally.
Why Study Public Health
Connect one-on-one with faculty, fellow students, and other professionals through classroom instruction, hands-on learning, and internships:
- Study complex health issues in local, national, and international communities.
- Build 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.
- Tour cultural venues through a program offered by the Chicago Center for Urban Life and Culture.
- Learn to apply scientific concepts and develop valuable field and laboratory skills.
- Gain experience in the field by completing internships for local businesses and industries.
Receive personalized attention and top-notch instruction in a supportive environment:
- Our Stairs to Success developmental plan for success will guide you through your time at Keystone.
- 92% of students receive financial aid.
- Over 150 scholarships are awarded yearly.
Keystone College Professor Vicki Stanavitch, Ph.D., discusses Keystone College’s Public Health program on WBRE’s “PA live!”
Keystone student-to-faculty ratio
increase in jobs over the next 10 years
Median annual salary for public health careers
What can I do with a Public Health degree?
The flexibility of the major curriculum will allow the students to gain a solid background in general public health as well as the various specialization areas of public health (e.g., environmental health, community health, public policy and administration, epidemiology, health education, and global health). Students with an undergraduate degree in public health 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.
- Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
- ERCI Institute
- Regional Hospital of Scranton
- Wright Center for Community Health
- Contact Tracer
- Health and Safety Technician
- Health Educator
- Hospital Administrator
- Social and Community Service Manager
Amazing opportunities—on campus and beyond
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.
Pulic Health at Sea
Eleven students spent the semester learning about different aspects of the health and safety of cruise ships. Now they are taking their classroom to the sea.
Participate in a foundational experience focused on health and science through extensive classroom instruction, guided laboratory experiences, and independent research experiences.
Connect with professionals through hands-on learning and internships such as: Geisinger Health Systems, Sanofi Pasteur, and Merck.
Scarlet Pujols Recio, a 2022 Keystone College graduate, currently serves with the AmeriCorps-funded National Health Corps (NHC) as a community health worker. She is based at The Wright Center for Community Health Scranton Practice, completing a program that will prepare her to become a certified CHW.
Scarlet Pujols Recio ’22
Kayleigh Delfino, MPH
Erin Johnson, MPH
Patricia Bederman Miller, PhD
Youyu Phillips, PhD
Patrick M. Ratchford, PhD
Vicki A. Stanavitch, PhD
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