Public Health



Bachelor of Science
Major
School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Four-Year Degree

Overview

Make Connections, Draw Conclusions, and Change the World

Studying public health starts in the classroom, but its impact extends far beyond. That is why our undergrad studying communities are taking the lead in research projects like the role of climate change on pollution inversions and birth defects. Current students are going on service learning trips to understand the healthcare needs of rural indigenous populations or completing internships at places like the International Rescue Committee.

Who It's For

If you are ready to learn about the powerful role of social sciences, humanities, and arts play in understanding the health of communities and populations, then you have come to the right place. Our Public Health program gives each student a big-picture view that goes beyond standard coursework.

Key Benefits

  • Gain experience educating children on healthy lifestyles, researching environmental toxins, or fighting for safe workplace environments
  • Learn with a holistic approach to the multidisciplinary nature of public health
  • A committed faculty and staff will help you reach your professional goals
  • Develop meaningful connections with the local public health community
Public Health professor Dr. Han Kim drinking from his favorite coffee mug

"Because of our small class sizes and intensive mentoring, each student's experience is highly personalized. To faculty here, every student is an individual, with unique strengths and weaknesses, hopes and dreams. And we pride ourselves in getting to know this about all of our students."

Dr. Han Kim, Associate Professor and Director for the Baccalaureate in Public Health Program

Other Public Health Programs

We also offer an academic minor in Public Health.

About the Program

What You'll Learn

We Know Public Health Can't be Contained in a Textbook

To truly make the world a healthier place for schoolchildren, solve public health problems before they start, or impact global communities, you need a unique kind of program.

Our program does this while interweaving the powerful role of the social sciences, humanities, and arts in understanding the health of communities and populations. With a minimal number of students, we maximize student interaction. And we give each student a big-picture view that goes beyond standard coursework. Combine investigative science, on-the-ground community service, and rich research opportunities to prepare you for the vast possibilities in public health.

An In-Depth Education

  • Excel with a rich liberal arts background ranging from history to behavioral science and everything in between.
  • Understand the economic, environmental, cultural, and political forces at play in the public health landscape.
  • Arm yourself with the critical thinking, research skills, teamwork, and global consciousness to solve root causes of public health issues.
  • Explore the social justice issues at the core of many public health problems so you can help solve them before they start.

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Career Opportunities

Potential Careers

With an exceptionally high graduation rate of 90%, most students are offered jobs before graduation—and all are employed within three months.

  • Graduates who go straight into the workforce are prepared for high-level public health work for local entities, community organizations, and nonprofits.
  • Many students also go on to graduate work in top health programs like Johns Hopkins, Columbia, Tulane, and Emory. You can even find them entering medical school, PA school, and law school.

Student Success

With a Westminster Public Health degree, our alumni are:
  • Participating in globally significant research projects
  • Making a difference in public health research at organizations like the World Health Organization
  • Helping to address pressing issues and illnesses that matter today

Tuition and Aid

There's No Better Investment Than You

We know you want an education where you matter—a place that will serve as a launchpad for a successful career and a meaningful life. We’ll work with you individually through every step of the financial aid process. From scholarships to grants and loans, we help you make it happen.

With the highest percentage of students who complete one or more internships in the state, our students hit the ground running with real-world experience. Plus, 90% of our students were either employed or attending graduate school within 5 months of graduating. With a Westminster degree, you don't have to choose between a successful career and a fulfilling life.

Tuition and Fees (2016–2017)

Full-Time Annual Tuition (12–16 credits)

$32,104 ($16,052 per semester)

Financial Aid

Average Total Financial Aid

$26,631 (merit scholarship,work-study, grants and loan funds)

Scholarships

You’ll be Automatically Considered for Scholarship and Grant Opportunities

In addition to general merit scholarships, we have other scholarship programs to support you throughout your time at Westminster.

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