2018-2019 Academic Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2019  
2018-2019 Academic Catalog

Public Health, A.B.

Program Director:  Dr. Chrysan Cronin
Professors:  Borick, Sciutto
Associate Professor:  Kahlenberg
Visiting Assistant Professor:  Conn
Affiliate Faculty:  Deegan, Doviak, Dowd, Edwards, Eisenberg, Hark, Hashim, Heiman, Kelsey, Kushner, McCain, Miller, Ouellette, Schick, Sciutto, Sprayberry, Tjeltveit, Tuerk, Walther

Public Health is an interdisciplinary major/minor that focuses on the protection and improvement of health for individuals, communities, and populations at risk for injury and disease.  The curriculum extends across the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences, and humanities to educate and empower students about health related issues from varying points of view.

Students who major/minor in Public Health will gain an understanding of behavioral, economic, historical, political, and social determinants of health and of the important relationships that statistics and science have on the design of public health interventions.  The  core class, Issues in Public
Health, is designed to introduce students to a wide variety of public health topics, including historical perspectives, epidemiological principles and health intervention practices, health promotion and health communication, and global issues of health.

The major prepares students for graduate work and professional careers in public health.  The minor offers students flexibility to choose electives appropriate to their interests in public health that also compliment their respective majors.  Students are encouraged to participate in public health related experiences, including independent research study, service learning or other experiential learning connected to a course, internships within the community, and community service unconnected to a course.

Major Requirements

To declare and be retained as a Public Health major, a student must maintain a 2.00 grade point average based on all required core and elective courses.

Required Courses

Public Health majors must complete 11 courses: seven core courses and four electives.

Required Core Courses


Students who have taken MTH 104 prior to the Fall 2015 semester may count that course towards the major in place of MTH 119.  Students taking Statistics AFTER the Spring 2015 semester must take MTH 119 to fulfill the major and minor requirement.