Bachelor's Degree in Public Health Program

Public Health Program Outcomes

Students will study biostatistics, epidemiology, public health policy and administration, global health and will understand local, state, federal and global public health systems.

Upon successful completion of all Public Health program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  1. Explain the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts and functions in society.
  2. Identify socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that affect human health and contribute to health inequity.
  3. Contrast the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the US health system to systems in other countries.
  4. Evaluate the efficacy of evidence-based, practice-based and culturally-responsive interventions used in public health.
  5. Evaluate public health project planning and assessment.
  6. Apply basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic and regulatory dimensions of public health policy.
  7. Analyze the impact of local, state and federal legislation, regulations and standards on public health practice.
  8. Identify and appraise sources of data used in public health.