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Public Health
Public Health

Major & Minor

Are you interested in exploring ways to protect and promote the health of individuals, families, in communities, and globally? As a Public Health major, you will study courses ranging from epidemiology, maternal and child health, and global health to health care policy, health care law, health communications, and more.  These courses unify to promote health and mitigate the burden of disease on a community and global level through disease prevention, health promotion, advocacy, and encouraging appropriate policies.

Student Research

Evaluating Provider Readiness to Train New Graduate Physician Assistants

Evaluating Provider Readiness to Train New Graduate Physician Assistants

Ahana Shetty 

Menstrual Health Information Seeking Behaviors

Menstrual Health Information Seeking Behaviors

Katherine Cox 

Educating Victims of Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Health Issues at the Grayson Crisis Center, Sherman, TX

Educating Victims of Intimate Partner Violence on Women's Health Issues at the Grayson Crisis Center, Sherman, TX

Zoe Brass, Megan DeVaney, & Roshni Khosla 

Finish in Four*

with the skills to launch your career 

As a Public Health major,

you will contribute to shaping the future of health care through the strength of your communication skills, ability to synthesize data, and collaborate with peers to bring about improvement and access.  Upon graduation you will: 

  • identify, evaluate, and communicate scientific information related to public health and health care issues;       
  •  discuss how health behaviors, decisions, and practices can be influenced by the values and perspectives of diverse individuals, communities, and cultures; and
  • describe the impact of modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors on infectious and chronic diseases.  

Explore our Graduate Outcomes to learn more about what are graduates are doing today. 

Program Highlights

All thoughtful and scientifically trained people are called to lead at some point in their lives. The STAR Leadership program works to ensure that graduates are not only well prepared to work in STEM fields but are also empowered to lead in their careers and communities.

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Meet our Faculty

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Popular Courses

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