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Public Health majors promote healthy communities. You’ll study how choice, genetics, and the environment impact the health of real families and individuals. You’ll blend skills from medicine, biology, communications, and other fields. You’ll evaluate genuine ethical concerns. And by graduation, you can get straight to work on the health of your own community.


Summer placements with public health organizationsBeyond the Degree

Once you graduate, you are qualified to apply to any related professional or graduate program. Earning this degree also leads to careers in such fields as:

  • Behavioral health
  • Disease prevention
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology
  • Food safety
  • Health communication
  • Health education
  • Health management
  • Health policy analysis
  • Healthcare administration
  • International health
  • Medical care
  • Public health nursing

Public Health graduates may be employed by public health departments, non-profit organizations, global health agencies, state health departments, or federal health agencies.

For any career, this degree establishes your ability to communicate complex information through written, oral, and electronic media. It demonstrates your broad understanding of community-based healthcare, including your skills in evaluating ethical concerns, educating diverse populations, and developing assessment and management strategies.



Our graduates are working with these organizations:

  • AXIS Health
  • Community Health Educator – Colorado
  • Native American Connections
  • Navajo County Health Department
  • Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
  • San Juan Basin Health

Our graduates have attended these graduate schools:

  • Colorado School of Public Health
  • Georgia Southwestern State University
  • Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine & Health Sciences
  • University of Texas Health Science Center

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