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Curriculum and Core Areas of Study

A degree major in public health provides students an understanding of the principles of public health as well as emerging issues in public health that affect our global society. This program of study integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through people, organizations, and community. Beginning in Fall 2023, students can choose to concentrate in either Health Promotion and Education or Global Health.

Students in this program will increase their awareness of emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system and the monitoring of diseases in the community through their study of applied public health research.

All graduates of the Health Promotion and Education concentration are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become certified health education specialists (CHES).

Select an option below to view the major map for the Public Health program with the Health Promotion and Education concentration. The Global Health curriculum is coming soon.

Post Graduate Studies:

Students who graduate with a public health degree can continue their education at UC.  Consider the following post-graduate degree programs. Please note: It is important you review the pre-requisite course and admission requirements for all programs: 

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PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552

Phone: 513-558-2589