Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.
The Public Health major is designed for students interested in disease prevention and treatment, health of the general population, and data-driven approaches to solving public health issues. In this major, students have the option of following one of two concentrations—community health or health communication. The community health concentration focuses on biological and social approaches to human health populations, while the health communication concentration emphasizes a communications and public policy approach to advocating 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.
The Public Health major began at Cedar Crest College in the fall of 2014. We already have a history of sending students into public health fields and programs, including:
- Boston University School of Public Health
- East Stroudsburg University Public Health Program
- Howard Community College Public Health Program
- Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
- Saint Louis University School of Public Health
- University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
- University of Albany School of Public Health
- 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 advising that 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 externship and encourages internships, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.
Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
610-606-4666 ext. 3609