A Public Health major +
Taylor's Public Health major is designed to enhance a students' primary major with the knowledge and skills necessary for a career or graduate experience in Public Health. This can look very different for each student depending upon his or her calling, area of study or career path.
Here is a sample of career paths made possibly by combining a Public Health major with a primary major:
• Public Health + Biology — Biostatisticians analyze data to determine the cause of disease and illness within our communities. These professionals study the data to forecast scenarios and make informed decisions regarding health trends.
• Public Health + Biology — Epidemiologists study food-born and viral outbreaks among our communities. They research and often discover the causes of disease or injury, and how it's spread.
• Public Health + Environmental Science — the field of environmental health studies how our health is affected by our surroundings. Some of these effects stem from air, water, soil and genetic conditions and how they directly relate to the environment.
• Public Health + Psychology — Behavioral Psychologists work with communities to promote healthy habits to hinder or eliminate the spread of sexually transmitted diseases, addictive behaviors and unsafe conduct. They develop educational programs to perpetuate healthy living.
• Public Health + Psychology — Maternal and child health professionals work with women and children to facilitate healthy pregnancies and childhood development. Through research, education and advocacy their efforts improve the lives of women, children and their families.
• Public Health + Exercise Science — This field works with community members of all ages to develop healthy eating and exercise habits. Educating people on nutrition, physical activity and lifestyle choices improves communities' overall health and wellness.
• Public Health + International Studies — Cultures and ethnic groups around the world have different health issues related to all areas of Public Health. Professionals with a global perspective are needed to bring education and advocacy to these communities.
A graduate degree in Public Health is typically required for students desiring a career in Public Health. On average, students spend two years beyond their undergraduate experience before they are fully prepared.