Public Health-related Majors
Overview and Goal
The overarching goal of the undergraduate public health program is to educate our students in an interdisciplinary framework of understanding and responding to global, regional, and local public health challenges.
Accordingly, the curriculum integrates a wide array of disciplines that support the field of public health. This integration is apparent across majors by requiring a set of core competencies regardless of the public health major, and within each major by incorporating a variety of disciplines that support the research needs of the major. Of the current four majors, three qualify as majors in the social sciences, and one qualifies as a major in the humanities.
- Social Sciences Majors:
- Health Policy
- Health, Behavior & Society
- Humanities Major:
Note: Students may choose to major, or to minor, or to complete a cluster within the Public Health-related programs, but they cannot do more than one.
For Double Majors: Due to the interdisciplinary nature of the Public Health-related programs, no more than two courses may overlap between a public health major and another major.
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.