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.
- 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.
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Our faculty members come from multiple departments within the College of Arts and Sciences:
Environmental Health Concentration
- Asal Mohamadi Johnson, Ph.D., Florida State University, M.P.H., Georgia Southern University
Health Economics Concentration
- Khushbu Mishra, Ph.D., Ohio State University
Health Promotion and Behavior Concentration
- Robert Askew, Ph.D., University of Washington, M.P.H., University of Texas
- Sarah Garcia, Ph.D., Kent State University
Health and Society Concentration
- Melinda Hall, Ph.D., Vanderbilt University
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.