Public Health

pub·lic health: the art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health by organized community effort including preventive medicine and sanitary and social science.

Education for Public Health includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (4 years)
  • Master’s Degree (2 years)

Where do Public Health Graduates Work?

Public health professionals are found in almost every professional setting. While there are dozens of exciting specialties in public health, most career opportunities are found in the following fields: Behavioral Sciences/Health Education, Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Global/International Public Health, Health Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health, Nutrition, and Public Health Laboratory Practice.

What do they do there?

  • Encourage people to make healthy choices and develop educational programs that promote healthy lifestyles and prevent disease and injury.
  • Identify health trends that lead to life-saving measures through the application of statistical procedures, techniques, and methodology to forecast scenarios and determine causes of disease and injury.
  • Analyze the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the complex interaction between genetics and our surroundings in order to prescribe healthier behaviors.
  • Meeting the rising health challenges that transcend national boundaries.
  • Develop policy to impact public health.
  • Improve health delivery channels for women, children, and their families through advocacy, education, and research.
  • Study the interaction between nutrients, nutrition, and health.
  • Test biological and environmental samples in order to prevent and treat infectious diseases.

Professional Associations

American Public Health Association
Association of Schools of Public Health