According to the ASPH, public health is the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
Public health helps improve the health and well-being of people in local communities and across the nation. Public health helps people who are less fortunate to achieve a healthier lifestyle.
Public health careers offer something for everyone. Epidemiology and biostatistics involve mathematics and modeling. Environmental health includes a wide range of science skills. Health administration and community health sciences are careers with involve being with people. Health education is a teacher's field. Health policy includes a political component.
Wheaton offers two different minors in public health: Public Health and Public Health Sciences
Each minor requires the completion of six courses and a public health-related internship.