Director: Dr. Theresa M. Horner
Public Health is an evidence-based science of protecting and improving the health of human populations through education, research, and community-wide interventions. The Public Health program at Saint Francis University consists of an interdisciplinary curriculum to best foster the examination of population health from a broad, integrated, liberal arts perspective. Required and elective courses represent an array of topics that provide a solid foundation to this fascinating field. The program design includes practical experiences where students work with seasoned practitioners across a variety of community and clinical settings.
Many career opportunities exist in the field of public health with employment possibilities that span from government, non-profit, consulting, advocacy, to the private sector. The demand for public health professionals is expected to continue well into the 21st century, making the public health major an excellent choice for those seeking employment directly after graduation. Additionally, the Bachelors of Science in Public Health Pre-Medicine allow students to apply for medical school, pharmacy school, or other pre-professional graduate programs.
Students who major in Public Health will have a variety of opportunities to pursue their interests through active involvement in campus clubs and organizations, as well as, through summer internships, volunteerism, community service, and to engage with faculty in supervised research. Public health majors determine their course sequencing together with a faculty advisor from the Public Health program with the option of earning a BA or BS degree in Public Health.