Public Health

College of Health and Human Sciences

The public health major is designed to prepare students interested in careers that involve planning, implementing, and evaluating public health programs for individuals, groups, and populations in a variety of settings that include worksites, hospitals, schools, and communities. As healthcare costs continue to rise in the United States, training a highly skilled public health workforce that can design and implement effective prevention programs and policies is becoming a much greater priority. Courses in this major introduce students to the five core public health competency areas (behavioral social sciences, biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, and health policy and management). An internship at a worksite or in a clinical, community, or government public health setting is part of the curriculum.

Public Health Website

Plan of Study

 

Contact Information


hhsundergrad@purdue.edu
Phone: 765-494-8533

Careers

Graduates work as a public health professional in the following settings: 


Related Career Interests

Athletics

Community Service

Healthcare Services

Marketing and Advertising

Medical Sciences and Technologies

Politics and Public Speaking

Writing and Mass Communication