Public Health

The Public Health Department offers a Bachelor of Science in public health (with two emphasis areas to select from) that prepares students for positions in health promotion and disease prevention at the local, state, national, or international level. Students are able to work with entire communities or subsets of groups within larger communities to improve health and reduce risk of disease. This degree prepares students for entry-level positions in non-profit organizations, government, hospitals and health clinics, academic research institutions, and school districts as health educators, research assistants, health communication specialists, evaluation coordinators, data specialists, policy associates, and project assistants. Students receiving this degree are also well-suited to continue their education in programs of Master of Public Health, physician assistant, medicine, and nursing.