Public Health BS

The Undergraduate Degree Program for a Bachelor of Science in Public Health provides students with the skills necessary to understand the complex factors that influence the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations and to take a public health approach to addressing these factors to improve health outcomes for both individuals and societies.

What is public health?

Public health represents a growing and dynamic field with opportunities to address the world’s most pressing health problems. The discipline is a combination of both the science and art of advancing the health of individuals, families, communities, and populations through education, promotion of healthy behaviors, and research for disease and injury prevention. A person’s health is defined not only by genetics and personal choices, it’s also determined by the environment. Public health is all around us—where we live, work and play impact our health.

Learning Outcomes & Skills You Will Gain

During this this program, you will become knowledgeable in the following areas:

After completing this program, you will also be able to demonstrate core public health competencies:

In addition to knowledge you will gain from the learning objectives, you will develop and strengthen public health skills employers seek.

Questions about the program?

Contact undergraduate advisement at or (716) 829-5000.