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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 2016-2017 graduates in the chart below were awarded the following degrees:

Award of less than 1 academic year, 3 graduates

Associates degree, 4 graduates

Bachelor degree*, 208 graduates

Master degree**, 201 graduates

Doctoral degree, 2 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
Minnesota State University, Mankato - Online Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato-Edina Edina
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.