Public Health

Let us help you improve the lives 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. Public health is a rewarding field and an ideal program of study if you gain satisfaction knowing that you are working to improve the lives of others, especially by protecting the health of the public.

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


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

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Vicki A. Stanavitch, Assistant Professor; Curriculum Coordinator for Public Health

Public Health students presented
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Real World Experiences

Not all education happens in 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 have the opportunity to travel to explore the similarities and differences between various health systems in places like Chicago, Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Africa, and Cuba.

Your future in the Public Health field.

A Public Health degree can be used in the following areas:

  • Public Health Nurse Educator
  • Business
  • Health Education
  • Health Service Administration
  • Law
  • Medicine (or another of the health professions)
  • Public Health

Curriculum Guide for Public Health Degree

Curriculum Guide for the Public Health B.S. Degree
Semester 1

  • Scientific Literacy: Gen Biology I
  • History of Public Health
  • College Writing I
  • First Year Seminar
  • Quantitative Elective
  • Critical Reading 0/2

Semester 2

  • Curricular Elective
  • Intro to Public Health
  • Speech Communications
  • College Writing II
  • Tech Elective

Semester 3

  • Intro to Epidemiology
  • Curricular Elective
  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Social and Cultural Elective
  • Gen Ed Elective

Semester 4

  • Public Health Biology
  • Global Health
  • Principles of Econ II
  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Curricular Elective

Semester 5

  • Community Health
  • Moral Reasoning
  • Curricular Elective
  • Gen Ed Elective
  • Internship Prep

Semester 6

  • Arts and Humanities Elective
  • Curricular Elective
  • Health Communications
  • Environmental Health
  • Internship

Semester 7

  • Public Health Education
  • Curricular Elective 3000+
  • Curricular Elective
  • Seminar & Research
  • Curricular Elective 3000+

Semester 8 

  • Capstone or Curricular Elective 3000+
  • Public Policy
  • Curricular Elective 3000+
  • Curricular Elective 3000+
  • Curricular Elective

Updated: 10/2017

Disclaimer: The courses listed above are a sampling for marketing purposes only. Students should consult the College catalog and their academic advisor for course selection and degree progress. Students will work closely with an academic advisor to select courses and/or academic minors that fit their interests, as well as with with Career Services for career goals. While the academic advisor assists the student in planning his/her curriculum, the student is ultimately responsible for meeting the requirements of the curriculum selected.

College Catalog

See the official college catalog for all course descriptions and degree requirements.

Hands on Experience

Study Abroad

You can explore your academic goals in an international setting and global environment. The experience of living in a new country will build your self-confidence, add valuable skills to your tool box, and will alter how you view yourself, the world, and your own country.

Internships and Field Experiences

Not all education happens in the classroom. Internships and other field experiences give students the opportunity to learn through direct hands-on experiences outside of the classroom with a real world experience in the field.

Undergraduate Research

The process of research and discovery while working with a faculty mentor enriches the learning process and creates positive attributes which will last a lifetime. Undergraduate research encompasses both traditional research and creative endeavors.

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