The School of Public Health offers a range of bachelor's degrees from multiple programs, allowing you to select a major that aligns with your career interests.
You'll work closely with our faculty, who are both dynamic teachers and respected researchers. You'll also find endless opportunities to learn outside the classroom, including through study abroad, internships, engaging with the larger community, and participating in student organizations.
You can choose from seven undergraduate degree programs within the School of Public Health, with some degrees offering multiple majors. For each program, you'll take a core set of public health courses in addition to courses specific to your major. And you'll get to choose electives from across disciplines to suit your interests.
Majors that align with your career interests
The School of Public Health has five Career Communities; groups of students with career interests in specific fields. See more about each of our Career Communities and how majors offered by our school fit within them.
A career in healthcare and wellness can lead to many options. You'll gain experience in exercise prescription, anatomy, nutrition, behavior change, chemistry, exercise physiology, and many other topics through both classroom experience and practical application.
Students looking for a career in healthcare and wellness most often complete these School of Public Health majors:
Students completing majors in the areas of public health and safety aim to make a difference in their communities and workplaces. Whether you want to protect the environment, lead a community health program, or create safe workplaces for all employees, you'll graduate with the skills you need to be successful.
School of Public Health students looking for a career in public health and safety most often complete these majors in our school:
School of Public Health students seeking careers in recreation, park, and tourism studies learn professional management skills that can be applied in a variety of settings, including event planning, hospitality, leisure, and recreation and park programs. Students' interests include delivering and managing hospitality and event services, understanding the connections between outdoor resources and human health, or working with individuals with disabilities in recreational settings.
Students looking for a career in recreation, park, and tourism studies most often complete these majors in our school:
Careers in sports, events, and business focus on the business processes of sports, including sales, marketing, management, media, operations, and legal aspects. When you graduate with a degree in this field, you'll have a firm understanding of the jobs and functions required in the front offices of collegiate and professional sports organizations. You'll also possess the business acumen to work outside of sports in positions requiring teamwork, problem solving, event management, and communication skills.
Students interested in a career in sports, events, and business most often complete these majors within our school:
When you complete a major in this field, you'll learn the skills needed to work in or create programs focused on serving families, children, and community members. Courses focus on how humans develop across the lifespan, and how people function within their families and larger communities. You'll also learn how to professionally deliver services focused on children and families so you are prepared to work in settings with these populations.
Students looking for a career in youth and social services often complete these majors within the School of Public Health: