Help solve a global pandemic, like COVID-19, or promote health justice in your community by earning a degree in Public Health. Carlow University’s bachelor’s in Public Health is designed to equip you with the essential healthcare, business and leadership skills necessary to enter into the rapidly-growing, in-demand public health workforce or pursue graduate studies.
As a public health major, you may choose to focus your studies on community health, epidemiology, public health policy, occupational therapy or physical therapy.
Bachelor of Science
On campus, some online
Our public health curriculum has been designed to address the current needs of public health organizations with a focus on social and health justice, epidemiologic identification of disparities, and implementation of social, health and political solutions.
The curriculum has enough flexibility to allow you to customize your studies to fit your career or academic goals.
Focus on historical and ongoing development of social policies, support services and health disparities in America’s society.
Study the patterns and causes of health-related events in specified populations through a scientific, systematic and data-driven lens.
Public Health Policy
Build essential political and healthcare management skills as you examine laws and public policies that have been constructed to address issues surrounding healthcare, race, gender and immigration.
Build a comprehensive, foundation in anatomy, physiology and psychology to prepare you for your studies to become an occupational therapist.
Build a foundation in anatomy, physiology, chemistry and physics to prepare you for your studies to become a physical therapist.
Choose your courses across multiple areas of focus to develop a unique academic path right for you.
Experiential and interdisciplinary learning (interprofessional education, real-world problem analysis, field placement/capstone project) are built into the public health major curriculum according to the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) guidelines.
Field placement locations include: Allegheny County Health Department, Veteran’s Administration, Pennsylvania Department of Health, U.S. Department of Health, and various local, state and federal social services organizations.
The pandemic has emphasized the need for public health services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, public health jobs are projected to increase 32%.
You will be prepared to pursue a career in public health departments and healthcare systems (regionally, nationally and globally). Job titles include Healthcare Administrator, Social/Human Service Assistant, Client Manager and Care Coordinator.
Fall, Spring & Summer
If you are interested in this major, our Admissions team is available to assist you with the next steps, including scheduling an on-campus visit.