Public Health BS Degree

Why major in Public Health at USU?
  • Public Health graduates enjoy well-paying careers that allow them to apply their knowledge of science as they work to improve occupational, environmental, and public conditions

Programs Offered

Industrial Hygiene

Environmental Health

Public Health Education

  • A network of Public Health alumni provide internships and job opportunities
  • The Public Health major is popular among pre-health professions students. Program requirements are compatible with the pre-health track, and students gain a desirable undergraduate degree as they prepare for a related profession.

The public health profession provides opportunities to work with people at the community level and in the workplace, in jobs that promote the general health and welfare of people and their working and living environments. Traditionally, public health has focused on the study and prevention of communicable diseases through nutritional factors, immunization, and environmental sanitation. While these issues are still important, the public health profession has broadened its scope to include all aspects of disease prevention, environmental protection and health promotion.

The public health program at Utah State University is offered through the Department of Biology. Public health students follow a science-based course of study as they work toward a Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health. The Public Health major is popular among pre-health students. Program requirements are compatible with the pre-health track, and students gain a desirable undergraduate degree as they prepare for a related profession.

USU is proud to have one of the oldest BS public health programs in the nation. 

USU Public Health Links
Faculty: Dr. Scott Bernhardt

Carl Farley
  John Flores
   
Programs:           Industrial Hygiene
  Environmental Health
  Public Health Education
Advising aids: Public Health Major Requirement Sheet
  Planning sheet (Excel)(pdf)
Additional Public Health Links
  Pfizer public health publications
  What is Public Health
  Outbreak at Watersedge (game)
  This is Public Health (video)
  The American Public Health Association
  Bear River Health Department
  Utah Public Health Association
   
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