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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 or public health policy.
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.
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.
Carlow University offers a variety of social and behavioral science degree programs to prepare you for a career in social work or counseling. You will develop social work skills that can be translated into practice with individuals, families, organizations and communities, and learn the theories of human behavior related to how personality, environment and culture interact with one another to shape an individual.
In Carlow University’s Humanities degree programs, you can develop skills, such as creative and critical thinking, that are highly sought after by employers, as well as prepare for graduate-level studies.
You will learn to understand crime and law when you choose one of Carlow University’s criminal law and justice degree programs. You will delve into the concept of law, the types and measurements of crime, criminal behavior theories, the U.S. criminal justice system, law enforcement, and the courts. Accelerated options are available.
Make an impact with a nursing degree from Carlow University. Learn what you need to know to help others, whether you’re a pre-licensure student, seeking a second degree BSN or on the path to a Doctorate of Nursing Practice degree. Carlow is central to Pittsburgh’s vibrant and varied health care community. You can also take classes at suburban Greensburg and Cranberry campuses. Many courses are available online as well.
Carlow University’s counseling and psychology-related programs will equip you with the tools and principles of communication needed to understand and predict the human experience. You’ll learn about the cognitive, biological and developmental aspects of psychology in coursework that include crisis and trauma, development, abnormal psychology and forensic psychology. Internship and research experiences in the Pittsburgh region add to the depth and breadth of the program.
Carlow University offers a variety of science and math degrees grounded in liberal arts that will prepare you for a myriad of careers that involve scientific and mathematical theories and applications. Math and science programs provide a strong foundation for related careers such as engineering, medicine and health care, and for graduate work. Courses are available on campus and online.
Biology, Chemistry and Data Analytic majors can receive up to $10,000 per year through our C-STEM Scholars program.