Public Health Bachelor's Degree Overview
Public health majors help people improve their quality of life. Studying public health teaches students how to design, implement, and evaluate programs to promote health and prevent disease. If you enjoy helping people and have an interest in the health field, public health may be the field for you.
UT's fully accredited public health program explores critical health issues such as nutrition, substance abuse, human sexuality, health behaviors, environmental health, and disease prevention. Students learn through hands-on practice by shadowing health professionals in their first year. In their second year students earn credit through a "mini-internship" with a community agency or organization. Finally, fourth year students gain real-world experience through a complete internship with the agency or organization of their choice.
College of Health and Human Services Highlights
- Outstanding labs and facilities - Learn in new, state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces with equipment that lets you get hands-on to simulate the work you’ll do once you graduate.
- Benefit from on-campus opportunities - Take advantage of the close proximity to UT Medical Center hospital and outpatient services for volunteer experience and clinical rotations. Work in some of the Main Campus clinics to practice your skills and learn while providing direct service to the public. You can even work with the student-athletes in UT's athletics and recreation programs.
- Outstanding faculty - Learn from faculty who are as well-versed in the practice of health sciences as in the theory. They are distinguished researchers and providers who want to teach and mentor you.
- Master's and Ph.D. programs - These upper-level programs attract high-caliber faculty and resources that also benefit our undergraduate students.
Graduates find satisfying jobs in many different organizations including local or state health departments, voluntary health agencies such as the American Heart Association, worksite employee wellness programs, employee assistance programs, state or federal agencies such as OSHA, medical care settings, school health settings, colleges or universities, and faith-based community settings.
Public Health Bachelor's Degree Curriculum