As a public health major, you’ll learn how to protect and improve the health of families, communities and entire populations. By exploring population-specific health issues, health-education principles and preventive-health measures, you’ll gain the skills you need to promote health; prevent injury and illness; and control the spread of infectious diseases.

In the public-health program, you’ll have the chance to apply your classroom learning in the laboratory and out in the field. Real-world learning experiences will give you the skills you need for professional success as well as admission to graduate programs. With a degree in public health, you’ll be well-positioned to pursue a professional career in this rapidly expanding field or go on to graduate school. Use the Career Insight tool below to see real-time labor market data on jobs in this field.