Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.
The public health major prepares students interested in disease and injury prevention, in additional to, the promotion of health and well-being.
Students have the option of following one of two tracks—community health or social policy. The community health track focuses students on biological and social approaches to human health populations. In the social policy track, students can focus on a communications and public policy approach to advocate for human health.
The public health major prepares students to work in a variety of settings such as government agencies, hospitals and clinics, business, and educational settings that emphasize health. The major also prepares students for advanced training in health careers including medicine, nursing, epidemiology, health policy and management.
- Each health sciences major is based in the liberal arts, providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to think critically and analyze more effectively.
- Majors within the department of health sciences share a core set of classes, giving students a better opportunity to select the major that is right for them.
- Each program includes a dedicated health professions advisor who will introduce students to multiple career opportunities within health care and the health sciences.
- Cedar Crest has an average 9:1 student to faculty ratio, allowing for more personalized attention.
- Each program requires at least one internship, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.
Amy J. Reese
Interim Chair, Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
610-606-4666 ext. 3517