Public Health

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major
  • Minor

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.

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Health Sciences Pre-Health Biology


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Program Overview

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

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.

Career Outlook

The strength of Stetson's public health program is its multidisciplinary approach and diverse outcomes and concentrations available to students. With distinctive career paths in health prevention and planning, public health program graduates will find strong starting salary levels when they begin their careers, with multiple occupation groups and opportunities in their future. Slightly less than one-third of openings are for candidates with little or no practical experience, so internships and clinical opportunities will be critical to making career connections.

Source: Burning Glass Technologies 2019.

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