We are “Public Health in the Community.” Our diverse faculty offer a dynamic, community engaged educational experience to prepare public health leaders to work to reduce health inequities in underserved populations.


We will be known for our learning environment which is informed by the knowledge and experiences of our diverse student, faculty and community partners, who together develop achievable and innovative solutions to public health challenges within our city and beyond. Our solutions will be characterized by the synergy between multicultural local and global perspectives.


  • Diversity:  Our diverse faculty and students bring their highly varied ideas, beliefs, and cultures to classroom interactions, scholarly activities, and community partnerships.
  • Social Justice: Our students and faculty engage in professional activities to reduce social disparities and health inequities in our communities.
  • Ethical Practice: Uphold high standards of honesty, integrity, and fairness in public health research, teaching, and service
  • Professionalism: Model the duties and responsibilities of public health consistent with the code of conduct for the field.
  • Community/Partnerships:  Engaging in mutually beneficial community collaborations built on respect, trust, and personal commitment to improve the public health status of local and global communities.
  • Global:  Create an educational synergy among domestic and international students, faculty, and communities that foster learning and practice opportunities that improve public health across cultures. 


Whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, you must submit an application to the Admissions Office. You should specify Public Health as your probable field of study on your application. The Admissions Office can assist you with gaining acceptance into the University, transferring classes, and familiarizing you with the campus.

Once you have been accepted by the University, you should contact the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences to schedule a meeting with an advisor. There is no additional application or admissions process to pursue an undergraduate degree in Public Health.



Public Health Honors Program (BS)


A. Public Health

All requirements of the Public Health Program (BS) , to include:

  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
  • HON 251 - Great Ideas I (3)
  • HON 252 - Great Ideas II: The Impact of Technology on Society, An Historical Perspective (3)

  • Taken in place of, respectively:

  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3).
  • COM 210 - Introduction to Public Speaking (3)
  • ENG 345 - Technical Writing (3).

B. Honors

All requirements of the University Honors Program .


Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements below as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Health Sciences and Administration Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

Minimum Credits for the Degree:  124 credits

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