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:
- Natural Science, Disease, and the Environment
- Social Science, Health, and Behavior
- 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.