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Public Health, B.S.

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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.
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Contact

Dr. Vicki Stanavitch
Program Director for Public Health
570-945-8410
NSM@keystone.edu

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Exceptional experiences.
Giant outcomes.

13:1

Keystone student-to-faculty ratio

30%

increase in jobs over the next 10 years

$74,110

Median annual salary for public health careers

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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.

Employers

  • Americares
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • ERCI Institute
  • Geisinger
  • Regional Hospital of Scranton
  • Wright Center for Community Health

Career Options

  • Biostatistician
  • Contact Tracer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health and Safety Technician
  • Health Educator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Nurse
  • 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.

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Research

Participate in a foundational experience focused on health and science through extensive classroom instruction, guided laboratory experiences, and independent research experiences.

Internships

Connect with professionals through  hands-on learning and internships such as: Geisinger Health Systems, Sanofi Pasteur, and Merck.

Explore the sciences, including biology at Keystone College
Science Students With Nicole Diette

Connections

Students in science clubs participate in individual projects and observe group demonstrations, and attend various conferences and excursions.

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“I chose Keystone because it had everything that I was looking for. Thanks to Keystone I found that I was capable of doing anything. I love it here!”

Scarlet Pujols ’22
Public Health Major

Featured Faculty

Kayleigh Delfino, MPH

Kayleigh Delfino, MPH

Laboratory Manager and Instructor of Biology and Public Health
Erin Johnson, MPH

Erin Johnson, MPH

Laboratory Assistant and Instructor of Biology and Public Health
Patricia Bederman Miller, PhD

Patricia Bederman Miller, PhD

Professor of Mathematics  
Youyu Phillips, PhD

Youyu Phillips, PhD

Professor of Mathematics  
Patrick M. Ratchford, PhD

Patrick M. Ratchford, PhD

Assistant Professor of Mathematics  
Vicki A. Stanavitch, PhD

Vicki A. Stanavitch, PhD

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

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