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Public Health

The Department of Public Health challenges students with a unique combination of interdisciplinary liberal arts education with a specialty focus on public health. You'll learn the conceptual foundations and empirical bases for analyzing the interplay between science, society and health. Many pre-med and other health professions students also choose to minor in public health to augment their specialty education with this broad perspective. 

There is a rising demand for public health professionals, due to increased global concerns regarding infectious and chronic disease epidemiology, food and water safety, sanitation and environmental health issues — as well as health inequities. Public health professionals have excellent employment prospects as researchers, community health workers and health program managers.

Programs in this Department:

Liz Scott and Geena Chiumento

Professor and Student Analyze Genes

Check out Geena Chiumento '17 and Dr. Liz Scott's genetic research.