Department of Population Health Health

Public Health Bachelor's Degree - Major/Minor


What is Public Health?

Public health protects and improves the health of individuals and communities in the places where they live, learn, work, and play. Public health is founded on the principles of social justice and aims to advance healthy equity locally and globally.                                                                                     

Within the field of public health, there are many subdisciplines including:

    • Biostatistics
    • Epidemiology
    • Health Education & Promotion
    • Health Policy and Advocacy
    • Nutrition
    • Occupational Health
    • Public Health Administration

The public health major at the University of Toledo prepares students to work in a range of professional settings after graduation including: healthcare and other non-profit organizations,  local and state health departments, federal health agencies like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC),  corporate worksite wellness programs, and academic or applied research institutions. A minor in public health is also available for students who wish to combine basic training in public health with another major disciplinary focus.


Why Public Health at UToledo?

There are a number of other advantages to joining public health programs at The University of Toledo:  

  • UToledo offers a PRE-MED TRACK that will prepare students for medical school.
  • The quality of teaching provided by our professors is excellent.
  • Our class sizes are small and you receive a lot of individual attention.
  • Presentation opportunities. 
  • You will receive individualized attention from your academic advisor in the College.
  • You will be assigned a faculty member who will serve as your academic/career advisor.
  • You can join Eta Sigma Gamma and participate in campus and community service projects. 
  • Caring faculty. 


A 2017 public health graduate shared her experience during her undergraduate study; UToledo Alumni eMAGAZINE has the story here.


Last Updated: 1/23/23