Public Health - BS
Our program provides an interdisciplinary liberal arts approach to the multidisciplinary field of public health. Therefore, it has the educational objectives of nurturing skills such as critical thinking and analysis and synthesis of information, while recognizing the societal associations of current trends in public health.
Core components include basic public health courses such as Intro to Public Health, Epidemiology, Seminar in Global Health, and a capstone course. Other courses in the program come from Sociology, Psychology, Social Work, Philosophy, Political Science, and areas of the Physical and Biological Sciences including fundamental human biology and environmental science.
The educational goal of the program is to provide students with a basic background in the fundamental areas of public health. Students completing the program will qualify for entry-level positions in federal, state, or local health departments and/or private organizations that address health concerns.
Students wishing to pursue a Masters in Public Health may consider specialization in areas such as Social Behavior and Community Health, Health Policy and Management, or Epidemiology/Biostatistics. If a student were interested in coupling this major with a desire to pursue graduate work in a medical-related field, additional science coursework would be required.
To email Department Chairs,
Richard T. Pulice, Ph.D., MPH, CPH
Program Director of Public Health
Professor of Social Work
Stephanie Bennett-Knapp, Ph.D
Professor of Sociology
Public Health, BS
Major in Public Health (53 credits)
Required / Core Courses (30 credits)
One course from the following offerings:
Environmental Core (3 credits)
One of the following:
Lab Science Core (8 credits)
Plus one of the following:
Public Health Electives (12 credits, chosen from the following):
This internship allows for experience in a field of public health. Entry into the internship is after completing the 200 and 300 level required/core courses with a C or better.
Culminating Academic Experiences:
Career Opportunities and Graduate Study:
Public health is one of the world’s most pressing problems—and one of its fastest-growing fields: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 250,000 public health careers will open up in the near future. Community Health Educators, Epidemiologist, and researchers as some of the possible career opportunities in the field.
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Admissions and Financial Aid Information:
The Undergraduate Admissions Office begins review of Freshman applications each fall in late September for the following Fall. Students are encouraged to submit a complete an application as early as November. The Admissions Team will return a decision on complete applications within just three weeks. The College awards academic scholarships at the same time.
What Makes an Application Complete
- Online or Paper application (fee waived for online applicants!)
- Official High School Transcripts
- Official Transcripts for any College Level Courses
- SAT or ACT scores (See Test Optional FAQ's)
- Letter of Recommendation from a Counselor or Teacher
- Essay or Graded Paper
- Applicants may also apply via the Common Application Online.
- Art applicants are required to complete a portfolio review.
Admissions contact information (telephone number, admissions web pages)
Scholarships and Financial Aid
See Tuition, Fees, and Financial Aid section for more information.
The Bottom Line
The total cost of The College of Saint Rose (including tuition, fees, room and board) is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast, and we still award more than $25 million in Saint Rose scholarships, grants and financial aid.
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More about Financial Aid
Financial Aid is defined as any grant, scholarship, loan, or employment opportunity given with the express purpose of assisting you with education-related expenses to make you education affordable. Financial Aid is awarded on the basis of student need and the availability of funds.
The Admission and Financial Aid teams have designed a Guide to Scholarships and Financial Aid to help prospective students and families get to the bottom line and find that The College of Saint Rose is one of the lowest of any private college in the Northeast--while maintaining powerful academic opportunities.
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