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Major: Public Health


Introduction

Public health programs prepare students to plan, manage, and evaluate public health care services; to function as public health professionals in public agencies, the private sector, and other settings; and to provide leadership in the field of public health.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Behavioral Aspects of Health
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health/Medical Physics
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Occupational Health and Industrial Hygiene
  • Public Health Education and Promotion
  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)
  • Public Health, Other

 

Typical Degrees Offered

Minnesota schools offer several different award levels for this major. The number of 2017-2018 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 1 graduates

Associates degree, 3 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 194 graduates

Master degree**, 188 graduates

Doctoral degree, 8 graduates

*This award level also includes post-bachelor's certificates.
**This award level also includes post-master's certificates.

 

Careers You Qualify For With This Major

 

Schools That Offer This Major

SchoolCity
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Cambridge Cambridge
Anoka-Ramsey Community College - Coon Rapids Coon Rapids
Bemidji State University Bemidji
Lake Superior College Duluth
Minnesota State College Southeast - Red Wing Red Wing
Minnesota State College Southeast - Winona Winona
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Saint Paul College St. Paul
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
Winona State University Winona

 

Related Majors

 

College Preparation

In Minnesota, your school may have developed a Program of Study in this career area. A Program of Study is an academic and career plan developed by your high school to help move you towards a career and college path. A Program of Study can help you:

  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

Learn more about Programs of Study at your high school.

 

Read more about our data.