This Blog is for undergraduate majors and minors in the School of Public Health, those interested in our programs, and anyone concerned about public health issues. We hope it helps undergraduate students learn more about the field, the School and opportunities to engage.
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Public Health-Global Health Major: In the Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science in Public Health-Global Health, students learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally, nationally, and globally. The major provides undergraduates with competencies in assessment and measurement, communication, environment, ethics and social justice, natural science, population health, policy and politics, and social science with particular emphasis on collaboration and critical thinking across these domains. Empowered with problem solving skills, graduates use the degree as a foundation for a range of career and educational options in business, economics, education, health sciences, law, public health, and social and behavioral sciences.
Environmental Health Major & Minor: In the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Health, students learn to utilize tools of scientific inquiry to identify, prevent, and control environmental factors that threaten human health. As part of their training, students are introduced to basic principles of risk assessment, microbiology, epidemiology, sampling, and toxicology and can choose to focus in one of three interest areas: biomedical sciences, health and environmental science, and environmental public health practice. The Environmental Health minor is designed to help students understand the basic influences and impact of various environmental factors on human health.
Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health Major: In the Bachelor of Arts in Food Systems, Nutrition, and Health, students are exposed to the complex intersections and relationships among food, policy, labor, social justice, economics, the environment, culture, and population health. Graduates will have competency in food systems, nutrition, public health, social and economic equity, and sustainability, as well as strong liberal arts preparation in intellectual and practical skills like inquiry, analysis, communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving, all of which enables them to address issues such as domestic and global food and nutrition security.
Health Informatics and Health Information Management Major and Certificate: The Bachelor of Science and post-baccalaureate certificate in HIHIM is a program that prepares students for health informatics and health information management roles including acquiring, analyzing, and protecting electronic and traditional health information for patient care. Students apply knowledge of management, information technology, health regulation, structure and use of clinical data, and records management, to meet the information needs of health care team professionals and organizations, public health, and clinical research. This program prepares students for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) national certifying examination of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).
Global Health Minor: The Global Health minor provides a transdisciplinary introduction to the key concepts, debates, challenges and opportunities in the field of global health and gives undergraduates an opportunity to become familiar with major global health problems and policy issues. Students pursuing the minor are able to understand and discuss the determinants of global health and global responses to health problems, including health systems. By becoming knowledgeable in core areas, students will be able to engage actively in efforts to improve health as global citizens.
Nutrition Minor: The Nutrition minor provides students with a foundation of knowledge in nutritional sciences, food studies, food systems, and population health. Students examine food and nutrition practices and policies that affect sustainable diets and long-term health. The minor offers a multidisciplinary perspective of the food environment, including the interplay of food and nutrition, human behavior, business, culture, and the environment.