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Healthy people make a healthy world.

Because of the complex interactions among biological, behavioral, social, environmental, economic and policy-related determinants of health and well-being, solutions to public health problems often require an interdisciplinary approach. As a student in Stetson's public health program, you will learn concepts, theories and skills drawn from diverse academic disciplines and learn how to apply them to pressing public health problems.

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major, minor

All students in the Public Health Program complete a series of core courses that provide broad foundational training in the fundamental competencies of Public Health. In addition, each student chooses a concentration with a unique set of courses designed to provide depth of training in discipline-specific perspectives and methods aimed at improving health. These concentrations are

  • Environmental Health (in conjunction with Department of Environmental Science and Studies)
  • Health Economics (in conjunction with Department of Economics)
  • Health Policy (in conjunction with Department of Political Science)
  • Health Promotion and Behavior (in conjunction with Department of Psychology)
  • Health and Society (in conjunction with Department of Sociology and Anthropology)

A major in public health culminates in an independent senior project designed and executed by the students in collaboration with faculty from their selected concentration.

Courses

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Faculty

Our faculty members come from multiple departments within the College of Arts and Sciences:

Environmental Health Concentration

Health Economics Concentration

Health Promotion and Behavior Concentration

Health and Society Concentration

Associated Faculty

Career Significance

Stetson students majoring in Public Health are provided early preparation for entry into a variety of health-related professions, including

  • Health Administration
  • Clinical Research
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Disease Surveillance
  • Data Analytics
  • Health Education
  • Prevention and Political Advocacy

Undergraduate degrees in Public Health are also highly valued by graduate training programs in medicine, biomedical sciences and most other health-related disciplines.