Upon completion of the B.S. in Public Health Program, graduates will be able to:
- Explain the health-care needs and threats to the health and safety of diverse, vulnerable populations using a systems perspective.
- Identify the evolution, complexities, and challenges of the U.S. health-care system.
- Identify the health status of populations and their related determinants of health and illness.
- Relate public health science skills to the core public health functions and 10 essential services of public health.
- Describe causal connections among environmental and individual factors threatening the health of citizens based on epidemiologic, social, behavioral, and biological principles.
- Collaborate with community and public health agency groups through teamwork efforts on behalf of the health of communities.
- Use leadership and communication skills to educate and mobilize communities about health issues in order to ensure safety and promote health.
- Create health promotion and disease prevention programs aimed at improving population health.
- Advocate for the health of communities through advocacy efforts directed at the health concerns of communities.
The B.S. in Public Health curriculum includes general education requirements, science courses, and major courses ranging from basic concepts of public health to informatics; epidemiology; health education; behavioral health; violence prevention; race, ethnicity, and public health; health policy; community health; practicums in community settings; and a capstone in health education and program planning.