Public Health FAQs


Frequently Asked Questions in Public Health

“The science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, public and private communities, and individuals.”
—CEA Winslow

“Fulfilling society’s interest in assuring conditions in which people can be healthy.”
—Institute of Medicine

“Public health aims to provide maximum benefit for the largest number of people.”
—World Health Organization

A degree in Public Health prepares students for a multidisciplinary field concerned with designing, implementing and evaluating interventions that enable individuals, families, organizations and communities to play active roles in achieving, protecting and sustaining health.

It is very typical for today’s graduates to continue on to get their Master’s in Public Health. However, a variety of career paths for those holding a Bachelor’s degree exists, including applying skills in schools, hospitals, health care facilities, work places, communities, government and non-profit organizations worldwide. Graduates of the B.S. in Public Health can also become health educators or community education specialists.

  • PUBH B350 - Health Communications
  • PUBH B300 - Transcultural Health Practices
  • PUBH B310 - Introduction to Public Health
  • PUBH B315 - Health Promotion Across the Lifespan
  • PUBH B320 - Chronic Disease & Risk Reduction
  • PUBH B330 - Principles of Epidemiology
  • PUBH B340 - Introduction to Environmental Health
  • PUBH B360 - Health Behavior & Education
  • PUBH B380 - Research Methods in Public Health
  • PUBH B390 - Field Experience in Public Health
  • PUBH B401 - Health Care Delivery Systems
  • PUBH B410 - Examining Health Inequalities
  • PUBH B420 - Leadership & Management in Public Health
  • PUBH B450 - Public Health Program Development
  • PUBH B460 - Public Health Program Evaluation
  • PUBH B461 - Writing in the Health Professions
  • PUBH B480 - Internship in Public Health
  • PUBH B490 - Senior Seminar in Public Health
  • PUBH 300+ - Any 300+ PUBH course

For more information about each of these courses, credit hours, and when/how they are offered, please check our example major courses PDF.

For more information, please contact program coordinator Dr. Diana Gill.

Ashley Hamm
“I chose Public Health as a way to channel my passion for empowering people to live their best lives. I got the opportunity to put into practice what we learned about program planning, implementation and evaluation by creating a health education program at a local daycare to inform parents and caregivers about the importance of rear-facing car seats for children over 2 years old.”
Ashley Hamm
Public Health major, Class of 2016 and current USCB adjunct faculty