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The Public Health program prepares students to work as health educators through a variety of settings that encourage individuals and communities to protect, maintain, and improve health while enhancing quality of life.

Public Health

The University of Cincinnati’s (UC) interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Public Health pulls expertise from our renowned faculty representing a range of public health and social science colleges to provide innovative curricula that focus on key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through the organized efforts and informed choices of society, organizations, communities and individuals.

This unique interdisciplinary program, offering both major and minor tracks of study, offers a versatile education that examines emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. healthcare system, and the monitoring of diseases in the community. A white letter P in front of an H that is pixelated with various red boxesThe interdisciplinary Public Health program is a collaboration of multiple colleges at UC, working together to develop high quality public health professionals that will be able to work with communities, organizations and individuals to protect, maintain and enhance quality of life. Students can begin their studies at one of our regional colleges and transition into the four-year program track to complete their degree. Beginning in Fall 2023, students can choose to concentrate in either Health Promotion and Education or Global Health.

Customize Your Curriculum. Learn from Renowned Faculty. Gain Real-world Experience.

The Public Health program at the University of Cincinnati allows you to gain real-world experience from our interdisciplinary experts spanning multiple colleges. They bring hands-on knowledge and in-the-moment experience from the community clinic, hospital, and health services team – directly to you. Study in the classroom, in the field, in the lab, or right from your own home and put your education into action.

“As a premier urban public research institution, our purpose is to educate, engage and enhance the global community. The time is now, in the midst of a global pandemic, to pull together the expertise of UC’s renowned faculty to prepare our future leaders for a career in the field of public health. 
- Regan Johnson, M.Ed., Assistant Professor

Why choose UC’s Public Health Program?

The time is now. Public health professionals have never been more important to our global society. With an increasingly aging population and the rising need for healthcare policies and reform during a global pandemic, skilled health care professionals are in demand.

UC’s Public Health program allows you to select from a diverse offering of classes, either online or in the classroom, from multiple colleges. Expert faculty from the College of Medicine, College of Education, Criminal Justice, and Human Services, College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Arts and Sciences, and the College of Design Architecture, Art and Planning create a diverse offering of electives to provide a multi-disciplinary curriculum. The public health program includes two and four-year tracks of study.  UC has many post-graduate health-related programs to customize a personal academic plan to meet your goals. 

Whether you want to advance within the healthcare profession or pursue post-secondary academic studies, a degree major or minor in Public Health from UC will prepare you to positively impact the health and well-being of communities around the globe.

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Medical Sciences Building
231 Albert Sabin Way
PO Box 670552
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0552
Phone: 513-558-2589