The Department of Health Science aspires to prepare individuals and communities with the knowledge and skills to advance health and wellness and to instill a commitment to meet the public health challenges of the 21st century. We embrace the ideals of collaboration, social justice, and diversity of students, faculty, and intellectual perspectives.
The goals of the Department of Health Science are to:
- Provide a broad-based undergraduate program that prepares graduates for entry-level public health positions and/or graduate education.
- Prepare masters-level professionals to assume leadership positions within their selected public health setting.
- Engage the surrounding community and special populations of interest to support health-enhancing activities.
- Conduct innovative research that advances the practice of public health.
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
The health science program offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Science where students can choose to focus on one of three tracks: (1) health promotion and disease prevention,(2) global health, and (3) environmental and occupational health and safety. The program also a offers minor in health science.
The Master of Public Health
The Master of Public Health (MPH) degree offers specialized areas of study in (1) health promotion and disease prevention, (2) occupational and environmental health and safety, and (3) gerontological health. The MPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.