Public Health

Public Health Degree

Public health often makes headlines in response to epidemics or pandemics. However, public health is more than just than just disease management. It is the art and science of preventing disease as well as protecting and improving the health of individuals and their communities. Public health includes promoting healthy lifestyles, researching disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

A Bachelor of Arts degree in public health is ideal for individuals with a strong interest in health policy and in socioeconomic and sociocultural aspects of public health. Curriculum includes courses in biology, sociology, human behaviors and other health-related topics.

Why Walsh?

Small Class Sizes. Instead of taking courses in large lecture halls with hundreds of others, Walsh students receive substantial student-professor contact. 

Emphasis on Service Learning. Students partner with numerous organizations throughout the region where they work side by side with those in need to help solve problems or tackle important issues affecting our society. 

Research Opportunities. Walsh's School of Behavioral and Health Sciences engages faculty and students in research and in efforts to improve the quality of human and community life. State-of-the-Art Facilities. Walsh houses laboratories equipped with the latest technologies, giving our students a chance to work with the instruments and tools used in the field. 

Public Health

Experiential Learning & Internship Opportunities

Public health majors intern in settings such as non-profit health organizations, local and state health departments, hospitals, medical clinics and more. Walsh also offers a Peace Corps Prep program for students interested in additional service experience.

Career Opportunities

Upon completing a B.A. in public health, graduates are prepared for work in areas including government, nonprofits, consulting and advocacy organizations. Many graduates go on to medical school, pharmacy school or other graduate programs. Some also pursue careers such as:

  • Program assistant for health organizations
  • Health-related assessment coordinator
  • Research assistant with a nonprofit organization
  • Consulting work


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