What will I learn?

Rooted in science and social justice, public health is a prevention-oriented, multi-disciplinary field that promotes conditions to protect and improve the health of people and communities. Public Health workers are involved in a variety of roles including but not limited to outbreak investigation, humanitarian response, cancer and heart disease prevention, injury and violence prevention, environmental toxicology, advocacy, immunization, bioterrorism surveillance, food and drug quality, public health nutrition, zoonotic disease control, corporate wellness, and more.

The public health program consists of a 30-credit major or 18-credit minor that will provide students with the opportunity to learn more about the health issues facing communities.

The major/minor is appropriate for students who are:

  • Interested in the Biological Sciences but want a broader career focus that may also encompass governance, advocacy, social justice, diplomacy, environmental studies, international development, healthcare delivery, behavioral and social sciences, communication/media or health informatics
  • Excited by the idea of prevention of disease at a broader scale than the individual patient
  • Motivated by social justice and reduction of health disparities both locally and globally

The coursework for the Public Health major and minor reflects the interdisciplinary nature of the field by having students take courses in biological sciences, environmental science, nursing, the humanities, social sciences, and administration.

Major Requirements

Students complete 30-credits, including a field internship and capstone experience.

In addition to the major requirements, students are required to take an immersion field internship. These internship opportunities provide students with transformative and hands-on experience in the field.

Through the internship tracks, students will have the opportunity to intern at diverse organizations such as intergovernmental agencies, humanitarian organizations, state public health agencies, and local hospitals

Which department am I in?

Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

Study options

Full Time (Minimum of 120 credits)

Tuition fees
US$49,080.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, September 2022

Venue

Marion Peckham Egan School of Nursing and Health Studies

1073 North Benson Road,

FAIRFIELD,

Connecticut,

6824, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have successful completion of secondary education.

For international students

Students are required to complete secondary education or equivalent

English Language scores - IELTS, a minimum score of a 6.5 is required; minimum score of 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (Internet-based) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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