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Public Health

Degree or Minor: 
Undergraduate Degree
UA College: 
Public Health
Degree Type: 
Bachelor of Science
Degree/Minor Description: 

Students who major in Public Health will gain a basic understanding of how health is affected by the environment, policies, information, and provision of services to individuals in communities and around the globe. They will also learn about what is being done to combat public health concerns and the different approaches that are being taken to target these concerns. The environment has a major influence on public health and what health concerns will be present in certain areas. Students will be exposed to the relationship of the environment and health, and will learn about how people are adapting to their environment to improve health outcomes. The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in public health is divided into a pre-professional major (pre-public health) and a professional major (public health). Once you have completed the necessary prerequisites and have the 2.5 requirement cumulative GPA, you are eligible to apply to the professional public health major.

Research Opportunities: 

Environmental Virology Cell Culture Laboratory: The Environmental Virology/Cell Culture Lab does research on cell culture support and analyzes viruses in environmental samples.

Environmental Microbiology Group/Maier Lab: The Environmental Microbiology Group focuses on understanding the role of microorganisms in the environment and exploring the application of microorganisms and their products to benefit human health, the environment, and industry.

BIO5 Institute: The BIO5 Institute is at the leading edge of life sciences research, bringing together researchers from agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science, and engineering. The main goal of BIO5 is to find bold solutions to complex, biology-based challenges affecting humanity.

Research Themes: 
Climate and Adaptation
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health