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The Public Health major is an interdisciplinary major in Biology and Sociology and offers two tracks (Biology and Sociology). An accelerated five-year BS Public Health (Biology track)/MS Nutrition program is jointly offered by the Biology Department, College of Arts and Sciences and the Nutrition Department, School of Nursing and Health Sciences.
Students complete this accelerated BS/MS program in five years and receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Health and a Master of Science degree in Nutrition and Health Promotion. Graduates of this program will find opportunities and careers in a variety of fields promoting health, which include research, government programs, weight loss centers, and exercise facilities. Working with her adviser, a student will take two SNHS courses, usually SNHS 410 Research Methods and SNHS 450 The Health Care System: Interdisciplinary Perspectives during the fall and spring semester of her senior year.