Global and Public Health Sciences Major

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Program description: 

The Global and Public Health Sciences major is intended for students who are interested in the health problems of communities and the actions that will protect or improve the lives of large numbers of individuals.These actions typically require a multidisciplinary approach—carefully considering cultural and ethnic contexts —that involves the biomedical, social, behavioral, political and environmental sciences.

Public health actions often address such issues as obesity and diabetes, food security, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases; quality of food, water and air;and health care access.

This major is offered through the College of Human Ecology or the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Enrolling in this major is especially appropriate if you wish to pursue advanced study to prepare for leadership positions in governmental or nongovernmental organizations,working directly with current and emerging health concerns in the U.S. or internationally.

Program discipline(s): 
Global health
Public health