New Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health Offers Greater Access to Career Paths

Beginning with the 2016 fall semester, Goodwin College adds a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health to its other career-focused, educational offerings.

With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting opportunities for increased contact comes the serious responsibility of safeguarding our public health.

No one likes to think about public health emergencies like SARS and the Zika virus, but they are certain to happen. When they do, we need to be as prepared as possible to manage their effects. Committed, trained professionals — someone like you — are needed to step up, respond, and protect our communities from these threats to our collective safety.

Goodwin’s career-focused Public Health courses, taught by industry content experts, will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in this critically important field.

Unlike many other public health programs in the state, Goodwin offers comprehensive training that will prepare you for a wide variety of career paths upon graduation. Public Health graduates can find careers as community health workers, disaster preparedness coordinators, environmental health specialists, health educators, health promotion specialists, public health program coordinators, and research assistants.

You can take classes during the day or evening, and coursework is available in a hybrid online/on-campus format that provides you with the flexibility you need to complete your Public Health degree without putting your life on hold.

“We have intentionally designed this program with a great deal of flexibility so that prospective students can pursue their education without impacting their family or work responsibilities,” said program director Ashika Brinkley. “Those considering making a change in their careers can continue to work while following this path to exciting and viable jobs. When they’re ready to begin their job search, Goodwin’s full-time Career Services team will assist them with support that continues even after graduation.”

More than ever, we need trained professionals who can respond to public health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and chronic disease epidemics like diabetes and obesity. You will deliver health interventions, collect and analyze data, provide counseling and support, and help connect individuals to organizations that improve health.

Interested in earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health? Inquiries about enrollment in the Public Health program can be directed to the Goodwin College Admissions Department at (800) 889-3282 or