The Science of Wellness
Public Health is the science and practice of promoting health and wellbeing in communities and to specific populations. This happens through initiatives like providing health education, encouraging preventive medicine and monitoring, and the control of communicable diseases and environmental hazards.
Through internships, on-site practicums and mentoring relationships, Guilford's Public Health majors are exposed to the real-world challenges confronting public health professionals. Working in collaborative groups, these students learn to design and test initiatives using a multidisciplinary approach.
The Public Health curriculum includes nine core courses that provide foundational knowledge and training. In addition, based on the students’ interests and career goals, majors may choose four additional courses from one of three possible tracks:
- Natural Science, Disease and Environment
- Social Science, Health and Behavior
- Organizations, Business and Health Policy
Graduates are prepared for entry-level positions in health education and public health. They will also have the preparation they need to enter graduate programs in a number of disciplines, including public health, clinical health professions, law, business and international affairs.