Public health is an exciting and growing field of study. The field challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues using multifaceted approaches. Drawing from expertise in a variety of disciplines, public health is a diverse and dynamic field. The Public Health program at Langston University works to prepare graduates who can create and advance healthy communities by preparing students in the principles and practices of public health.
The Public Health program will prepare scholarly healthcare professionals who participate as a member of the interdisciplinary health care team, and provides leadership to meet the complex healthcare issues in protecting and promoting the public’s health. Specifically, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program strives to meet the emerging challenges of healthcare by:
- Preparing graduates to practice successfully in diverse public health and social service settings.
- Establishing a solid foundation for advanced study in public health.
- Providing an environment conducive to student learning and professional development.
- Engaging in service activities that strengthen the capacity to advance and improve population health.
- Conducting basic and applied research that contributes to the identification, management, and resolution of public health problems.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is organized around the five core disciplines of public health: biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, social and behavioral sciences, and health administration and policy.
Who Should Consider a Degree in Public Health?
Public health is a non-clinical health profession with an abundance of job opportunities to fit a variety of interests and skills. Public health is ideal for those that gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others.
A public health professional is a non-clinical health professional who demonstrates competence in the methods for protecting the health of entire populations. Public health careers offer something for everyone, and is ideal for those that gain satisfaction knowing that they are working to improve the lives of others. While some areas of public health require an advanced degree, students are prepared for entry-level public health work including positions in: state and local health agencies, non-profit organizations and hospitals.
For more information and questions, please contact:
Academic Advisor: Etta Godwin
Director: Marshan Oliver-Marick