Public Health

Vaccination and pasteurization. Seatbelt and texting laws. Nutritional labels and product warnings. Public health initiatives save lives, extend lives, and improve lives. Our individual safety and wellbeing depends upon the health of our communities. Public health officials study populations and how issues like chronic disease, addiction, and pollution impact global health. They’re also critical partners during pandemics, natural disasters, and other health crises. Wheaton’s public health major—with concentrations in anthropology, sociology and psychology—prepares you for careers in policy, regulation, communication, research, and health promotion. This major is also excellent preparation for advanced study in the social sciences, medicine or law.




Offered by the Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology departments.