With a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, graduates will be qualified for early career, entry-level positions in public health agencies and other public or private organizations. However, an additional outcome is to prepare students for advanced study via graduate and professional degree programs. The BSPH program gives students a broad introduction to the field of public health. However, graduate school offers a deeper education with a more intense focus on a specific topic area. For specific career opportunities, please click on one of the below specializations.
All graduates of the BSPH degree program will be prepared to:
- Summarize the historic milestones in public health which have influenced current roles and responsibilities of current public health agencies, organizations and systems.
- Compare and contrast types of major domestic and international public health issues, including sources/causes of infectious/chronic diseases, transmission, risk factors, morbidity and mortality.
- Discuss various approaches/strategies for identification, response and intervention to address and attempt to resolve common public health issues.
- Identify genetic, social, political, cultural, behavioral, socioeconomic, demographic and ethical factors and relationships to domestic and international public health issues and determinants of health.
- Apply the fundamental principles of the five core disciplines of public health (biostatistics; environmental health; epidemiology; health administration/policy; health behavior/promotion) to domestic and international population health issues.
Questions about BSPH Major or Global Public Health Minor or Epidemiology Minor
If you are interested in finding out more about the Public Health major or the minors, we encourage you to watch the video to the left. If you wish to declare the pre-major or have additional questions about the BSPH major or the minors offered by the College of Public Health, please complete the quiz at the end of the video and you will be sent instructions on how to schedule an appointment with an academic advisor in the College. Appointments are typically 30 minutes,but can be longer if requested. Phone appointments are also available. The undergraduate advisor offices are located in Cunz Hall Room 100. Appointments are not made by email.