Public Health Bachelor's Degree Overview
Students majoring in public health at The University of Toledo study how to create programs that promote health and prevent disease. Their goal: to improve the quality of life for people in communities all over the world.
UT's public health program explores critical health issues, such as:
- Substance abuse
- Human sexuality
- Health behaviors
- Environmental health
- Disease prevention
UToledo’s focus is on hands-on practice. Public health undergraduates:
- Shadow health professionals during their first years
- Earn credit through "mini-internships" with community agencies or organizations during their second years
- Complete internships during their fourth years
Public health is a competitive field. UToledo students have to pass rigorous, basic science courses.
Public Health Bachelor's Degree Highlights
- Top 10 ranked PhD program. UToledo’s doctoral program in health education is one of the best in the nation. We also offer a master’s degree in public health.
- Hands-on learning. All students complete internships. We also expect our undergrads to volunteer in the community.
- Undergrad research opportunities. Our award-winning, public health faculty has diverse research interests and encourages students to get involved. Faculty members have published extensively on such topics as:
- Human sexuality
- Substance use
- Child and adolescent health
- Minority health
- Cancer prevention
- Death and dying
- Networking. UToledo has educated public health and health education majors at the doctoral, master and bachelor levels for more than 30 years. The College of Health and Human Services has one of the most active alumni affiliates at UT. This offers a great networking opportunity for graduates looking for jobs.
- Pre-med track. The public health major is a great fit for students interested in medical careers.
UToledo’s public health program is designed to prepare students to work in:
|Nonprofit health organizations||Medical settings|
|Local, state and national, government health agencies||School health settings|
|Companies with worksite wellness programs||Insurance companies|
Typical jobs include:
|Public health scientist||Patient educator|
|Policy analyst||Wellness coordinator|
Alumni have worked for:
|Hospital Council Northwest Ohio as program coordinator||Toledo-Lucas County Health Department as STD prevention coordinator|
|Paramount (insurance agency) as asthma patient educator||The University of Toledo as research associate|
UT public health graduates have been accepted into:
|Master of public health programs||Post-baccalaureate nursing programs|
|Medical schools||Physician assistant programs|
UToledo alumna Sydney Petty had more on her mind than classes throughout her college career. As she battled cancer, this “willful warrior” wasn’t even sure she’d graduate. But she did — with a bachelor’s degree in public health with a pre-med option. Read more.
Public Health Bachelor's Degree Curriculum
Public health bachelor’s degree sample classes:
- Introduction to Epidemiology
- Global Health
- Environmental Health
- Prevention and Control of Disease
- Community Organizing & Development