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Public Health Department

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Now more than ever, public health professionals require diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise to tackle the challenges of complex environments. Recognizing this need, the Public Health major at Guilford is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in the field while allowing students to tailor their major to reflect their passions and career goals through one of three specialization tracks: 

  1. Natural Science, Disease, and the Environment 
  2. Social Science, Health, and Behavior
  3. Organizations, Business, and Health Policy

Drawing on Guilford’s long history of social justice and community problem solving, students have the opportunity to engage in ongoing social justice initiatives and community-based research projects, challenging them to apply concepts, research findings, and theories that they have learned in their coursework. In addition, through study abroad and internship opportunities as well as community engagement components embedded in their course work, Public Health majors experience a myriad of high impact, experiential learning pedagogies.


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Public Health at Guilford College [VIDEO]

Public Health at Guilford College [VIDEO]

Learn more about what a Public Health major at Guilford College can help you…

For more information about courses within the Public Health Department, visit the online, searchable College Catalog. The Undergraduate Catalog also includes academic department and major information, academic regulations and resources, admission standards and requirements, and tuition, fees, and financial aid information.

Majors and Minors

Public Health (B.S.) Major: The Public Health B.S. degree is recommended for students planning to pursue a career or continue graduate education in Public Health or related fields. This major is comprised of seven core courses plus one communication course, one information literacy course and a four-course track in which the student focuses one of the following areas: (1) Natural Science, Disease, and the Environment, (2) Social Science, Health, and Behavior Organizations, or (3) Business, and Health Policy.

“Part of the Guilford culture is we learn things so we can be a voice and an advocate for people in the community.” — Maria Peralta Porras '20, Public Health Major

Public Health News and Events

Lessons From Teaching

Lessons From Teaching

As a Public Health major and Spanish minor, it was important to Laura Quiceno '20 to have an internship that connected both of my interests. An internship at Jones Elementary gave her this opportunity.

Passion for Public Health

Passion for Public Health

Like many students entering college, Michael Critton ’20 wasn’t sure what path was right for him. At Guilford he discovered that when you step out on faith, you often begin to clearly see where you’re going.

Award-Winning Advocate

Award-Winning Advocate

Berenice Fuentes-Juárez ‘20, a double major in Public Health and Biology with a minor in Spanish, has been awarded for outstanding leadership and service.

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Michele Malotky

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