Public Health, B.S.
Prepare for a rewarding career improving health in your community and make a positive difference
Public health is the art and science of improving health through the collective efforts of the community. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health offers an exciting, interdisciplinary curriculum and provides students with practical skills for success in a variety of public health fields or graduate degree programs.
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Please use this academic map as a reference guide. Academic advisors are always available to discuss the required courses depending on each student’s needs.
The Bachelor’s in Public Health also prepares students for:
- Training fellowships with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention or a state epidemiologic service fellowship
- Service programs such as: Peace Corps, AmeriCorps or FoodCorps.
- Graduate training in Public Health, Occupational Health, Environmental Health, or Healthcare Administration, or Healthcare fields
Internships and Career Opportunities
A degree in Public Health opens doors to a variety of careers in government agencies, nonprofit organizations, health care, program specialist for disease prevention, infection control and prevention, research assistant, and more. Organizations in which students have completed internships include Local Departments of Public Health, the State of Connecticut, Francis Health Care Partners, Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program Offices, YMCA Centers, Hartford Food System, Central Connecticut Area Health Education Center, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center Injury Prevention Program, and more.
As a Public Health major, you will understand the public health approach to improving the health of communities, learn practical and theoretical strategies for promoting health and preventing disease, apply analytic and communication skills, research, and theory to real-world public health problems. Undergraduates intern with local public health agencies, conduct original research on health and disease, and graduate with an advanced degree, ensuring they enter the workforce with the tools necessary for success. Students complete field-based internships to prepare them for jobs after graduation.
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Melissa Brown, Ph.D., RD, CSSD, LD
Chair and Associate Professor, Nutrition and Public Health
Graduate Program Director