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.
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.