Why Choose Saint Rose for Public Health?

The Saint Rose Public Health Program provides students with the knowledge and understanding of the many factors affecting community health in local, regional and global perspectives. This interdisciplinary major, a combination of social, physical and behavioral sciences, prepares students for positions with local, state and federal health departments and community organizations that address health concerns, as well as laying the foundation for many other public health careers.

The blend of Public Health with Social Work, Psychology, Political Science, Sociology, Philosophy and Biology builds a foundation for entry into the rapidly growing field of public health. Students completing the bachelor’s degree in public health may choose to pursue a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with specialization in such areas as social behavior and community health, health policy and management, or epidemiology/biostatistics.

For those students more interested in being medical practitioners, the Public Health minor provides a good option to view medicine in a global light.

Program Highlights

  • Students are grounded in the fundamental areas of public health. Students completing the program will qualify for entry-level positions in federal, state, or local health departments and/or private organizations that address health concerns.
  • The major is a good entry into a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) with a possible specialization in areas such as Social Behavior and Community Health, Health Policy and Management, or Epidemiology/Biostatistics.
  • Students have opportunities to travel abroad to intern and study in Morocco and Uganda.
  • Small class sizes.

Requirements and Course Descriptions

Bachelor of Science in Public Health