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Public Health

Public Health

Public health is an exciting and growing field of study. The field challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues using multifaceted approaches. 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.

Minority Health and Health Disparities Plan of Study

Nutrition and Wellness Plan of Study

Public Health Course Descriptions 

Public Health Application

Public Health Curriculum

Academic Degree Map


Program Objectives

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:

  1. Preparing graduates to practice successfully in diverse public health and social service settings.
  2. Establishing a solid foundation for advanced study in public health.
  3. Providing an environment conducive to student learning and professional development.
  4. Engaging in service activities that strengthen the capacity to advance and improve population health.
  5. Conducting basic and applied research that contributes to the identification, management, and resolution of public health problems.


Degree Requirements

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.


Career Opportunities 

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.


Helpful Links

The National Commission for Health Education Credentialing


Professional Links

Oklahoma Public Health Association 

Oklahoma State Department of Health 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

American Public Health Association 

National Institutes of Health 

Society for Public Health Education 



For more information and questions, please contact:

Academic Advisor: Etta Godwin 
(405) 466-3415