About the Public Health Profession

In the ClassroomThe Department of Public Health is located in the College of Health and Human Services and offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health. These degrees are designed to prepare students for careers with official and voluntary health agencies at the federal, state, or county, and in the private sector.

The options at the bachelor's level are designed to prepare students for careers in environmental health, industrial hygiene, community health, health education, occupational safety, public health, occupational health and allied health professions. Individuals may be employed by voluntary health agencies, hospitals, public health agencies, and in the private sector including industry and insurance companies.

Career titles and specialization include: Environmental control officer, risk control specialist, health industry sales, hazardous materials management, loss control specialist, health educator, safety and health specialist, health care administrator, safety office/manager, registered environmental health specialist, secondary school teacher, safety products sales representative, industrial hygienist, health promotion specialist, environmental analyst, and disease control officer.

The Master of Public Health degree is designed for individuals seeking a professional degree in Public Health. This degree is recognized throughout the world and is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).