Public health is a diverse discipline, and as such programs and prerequisites vary widely. When planning your coursework, please make an appointment with the Office of Medical and Health Programs and bring a list of your top 5-10 schools to the appointment.
A career in public health allows you to make real differences in communities. Public health professionals promote healthy communities by focusing on the prevention of injury and disease. As such, they engage in a variety of fields. They educate populations, treat individuals, conduct research, develop policy, and more. As a public health professional, you might work in a health department, a private organization, academia, a community health center, or at a non-profit/NGO. Public health professionals work to reduce health disparities, promote environmental and global health, and of course create healthy communities.