Public Health Major
Educate the public about healthy practices to improve wellness and quality of life.
Public health is the science and art of preventing illness and disease and promoting healthy practices to improve the quality of life. With a degree in public health education from the University of North Dakota, you’ll be qualified to serve the public in community health clinics, hospitals, government agencies, schools, and other organizations.
- Program type:
- On-campus or online
- Est. time to complete:
- 4 years
- Credit hours:
Why Study Public Health Education at UND?
The Public Health Education program is based on a strong foundation in the health sciences, social sciences and psychology. It prepares students to think critically and scientifically, while enhancing communication skills and leadership experiences with a focus on social justice. Students will be exposed to the ethical principles of public health practice in their work with diverse populations.
Students in the program experience:
- Applied learning experiences. All students complete a 12-credit internship, engage in service-learning projects, and are encouraged to participate in public health study abroad opportunities.
- Flexibility and convenience. UND offers the degree both on campus and online and prepares students to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
- Opportunities for advancement. You can earn both your undergraduate and graduate degrees at UND in just five years. Plus, one hundred percent of undergraduate PHE students who sought graduate school admission were accepted.
The curriculum exposes students to the five core areas of public health: epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health policy and management, and environmental health.
Students choose between Option A, which allows students to serve the broader public and Option B, which prepares students to teach health education in schools.