Bachelor of Science in Public Health Degree


Program Description

With today’s lightning-fast advancements in travel and technology, the most remote corners of the globe can seem as close as next door. And along with these exciting opportunities for increased contact comes the serious responsibility of safeguarding our public health. No one likes to think about public health emergencies like SARS and the Zika virus, but they are certain to happen. When they do, we need to be as prepared as possible to manage their effects. Committed, trained professionals — someone like you — are needed to step up, respond, and protect our communities from these threats to our collective safety. Goodwin’s career-focused Public Health curriculum, taught by industry content experts, will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to stand out in this critically important field.

Unlike many other public health programs in the state, Goodwin offers comprehensive training that will prepare you for a wide variety of career paths upon graduation. You can take classes during the day or evening, and coursework is available in a hybrid online/on-campus format that provides you with the flexibility you need to complete your degree without putting your life on hold. More than ever, we need trained professionals who can respond to public health emergencies, infectious disease outbreaks, and chronic disease epidemics like diabetes and obesity. You will deliver health interventions, collect and analyze data, provide counseling and support, and help connect individuals to organizations that improve health. As a graduate of our bachelor’s degree program in Public Health, you will be prepared to work in hospitals, research facilities, and healthcare organizations. Are you ready to help create a better, safer, and healthier world? Public Health graduates can find careers as:

  • Community Health Worker
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator
  • Environmental Health Specialist
  • Health Educator
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Public Health Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant

Public Health Program Outcomes

Students will study biostatistics, epidemiology, public health policy and administration, global health and will understand local, state, federal and global public health systems. Upon successful completion of all Public Health program requirements, graduates will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge from general education courses, skills analysis, research, and critical thinking to public health theory and practice.
  • Apply knowledge of public health issues to develop strategies to improve population health.
  • Identify and assess the social determinants of health in populations.
  • Develop cultural competency and understand the impact of cultural values on health and the utilization of public health services.
  • Understand and analyze the impact of local, state and federal legislation, regulations, and standards on public health practice.
  • Evaluate population-based data using epidemiological methods.
  • Apply health-related theories that drive health-behavior change interventions and programs.
  • Use scientific research methods to evaluate the efficacy of health promotion, disease prevention programs.
Last updated Dec 2018

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