Why are whole communities sicker than others? What can be changed to make a community healthier, both physically and mentally? What are ways that a community can improve the health of its members?
Public health looks further than the biological factors that affect community health in order to identify societal issues that contribute to a healthy community. Informed by health education, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, intervention, and health services administration, public health professionals bring information, awareness, and solutions to families and communities to improve their health and wellness.
If you are passionate about people, health, and social justice, a major in Public Health gives you ways to address critical family and community health issues. These are leveraged by the expertise of several health-related professions.
Public Health majors learn to address the causes of poor health and human diseases, analyze societal health problems, use community data to develop solutions for health issues, and serve communities in health-related areas. In a semester-long senior capstone, you will work with fellow Public Health majors to develop a system of improvement for the common welfare of a community.
Students interested in course descriptions and academic policies can check out our Undergraduate Catalog.
The Foundational Core classes will give you a big-picture view of how your calling connects with God's purpose for your life, engaging with ideas that will demonstrate how God has given you certain talents and skills to bring healing to the world. You’ll become a well-versed individual, equipped with critical thinking skills, a lifelong love of learning, and an appreciation for God's creation.
Supplement your public health major with classes in Christian ministries, environmental science, economics, management, social and behavioral science, and natural and applied science.
The Public Health major can be effectively combined with other majors and minors to provide a deeper understanding of sustainable career paths.