The Bachelor of Science in Public Health offers an exciting, interdisciplinary curriculum and prepares students to identify health needs of communities, promote health, and reduce health disparities.
Public health is the science and art of preventing disease and promoting health through organized community effort. Whereas traditional medical fields treat individuals as the patient, public health focuses on the health of communities and populations.
See why our Public Health program is right for you:
Students will gain practical skills to be competitive in the job market and graduate school, including:
By 2020, there is expected to be a shortage of 250,000 health care workers nationwide. The world needs more trained public health specialists. Offering an entry-level baccalaureate degree is strongly supported by the Council on Public Health Education, and the University of Saint Joseph is leading this trend of undergraduate public health education. Public health professionals will continue to be in high demand and the outlook for job placement is high. Possible careers include:
The program has been designed to meet the 2011 core competencies of the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) and is aligned with the recommended critical component elements of an undergraduate major in Public Health offered by the Association of Schools of Public Health. The interdisciplinary curriculum has a strong foundation in liberal arts and sciences.
The B.S. in Public Health prepares students to make a positive difference in the world. The program is directly in line with the Mercy mission and core values of service and compassion for others. Join an exciting field where professionals work to protect and improve the health of communities through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research for disease and injury prevention.
For more information, contact Katie S. Martin, Ph.D., Director of Public Health.
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