The majors and minor in public health enables students to be effective change agents in our world by preparing them with the methodological and disciplinary focus that they will need to understand the social experience of disease and effect changes in population health. Both the major and minor prepare students professional graduate study in the fields of Public Health, Health focused Public Policy, Medical Anthropology and Sociology, Medical Humanities and related fields.
The Public Health Major draws from courses that provide students a background in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, emphasize the structural vulnerabilities to disease of domestic and global marginalized communities, and engage students in the application of knowledge in real-world contexts through research, internships and practicums.
As a liberal arts program, the Public Health Major engages students in developing a broad interdisciplinary palate that is grounded in the specific disciplinary traditions of three social sciences: Anthropology, Psychology and Sociology.
The health of the people is really the foundation upon which all their happiness and all their powers as a state depend. — Benjamin Disraeli