Public Health-related Programs
About the Programs
The study of public health provides a rich intellectual framework for the multidisciplinary study of some of society's most challenging problems.
Public Health Education at the University of Rochester
With educational programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, a comprehensive set of course offerings on the River Campus, and administrative and faculty support from both the College and the Medical Center, the University of Rochester is well-positioned to provide a successful, interdisciplinary undergraduate program in public health.
The Program is designed to help students develop the many different skills that are needed to understand and respond to health challenges that arise in local, regional, and global populations.
The Program offers four majors leading to a B.A. degree: Bioethics; Epidemiology; Health, Behavior, and Society; and Health Policy. The Program also offers a number of minors and clusters (students may choose to major, or minor, or complete a cluster within the Program but may not do more than one). These majors provide students with an opportunity to engage their interests in community health from diverse disciplinary perspectives including natural sciences, social sciences, and humanities. Taken together, this program allows the University to build on existing strengths in the College and Medical Center while integrating and expanding in exciting new ways.
A public health-related major can easily integrate with an interest in the Health Professions, such as medical or dental school. Pre-health students may approach completing the necessary pre-health admission requirements in several different ways. It is to the applicants' advantage to tailor their schedules to reflect their specific needs and strengths. Students are strongly encouraged to consult with a Health Professions advisor in the College Center for Advising Services (CCAS) for further program planning assistance.