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Public Health Learning Objectives

A public health major will prepare you for a rewarding career that focuses on improving the health and well-being of communities. Your workdays will be filled with multiple projects, interactions with co-workers and the public, and the challenge of meeting one or many health crises. Public health professionals work in many different settings:

  • Health departments
  • Hospitals
  • Research laboratories
  • Colleges/Universities
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Foundations
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Wellness centers
  • Health insurance corporations

Public health learning objectives:

Upon completion of the public health degree students will be able to:

  • Successfully use problem-solving skills to address complex public health problems
  • Effectively and persuasively communicate public health ideas to a target population in written and verbal format using a variety of media
  • Demonstrate leadership
  • Develop expertise in the five areas of public health: social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health services management and policy
  • Analyze determinants of morbidity and mortality
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate small-scale public health interventions
  • Conduct a community needs assessment
  • Act as a resource person in public health
  • Synthesize the tools and principles of public health as applied to a new public health problem