Public Health Major
Use science to positively impact the common good in a field that needs passionate people now more than ever. See the real and immediate lasting impacts of your work. Gain research skills, intercultural awareness, and interdisciplinary approach in a field that is interdisciplinary itself.
Through internships and two emphases within the major, faculty will help prepare you to make decisions about your future career. Public health is perfect for students who are interested in many different things—whether you have a specific goal in mind, or want to move around in your field, public health gives you the opportunity to specialize or try out different options.
Our program offers two specializations:
- Environmental health. This unique track utilizes EMU's strong environmental science tradition, preparing you for fields like entomology or epidemiology.
- Computer programming or data analytics. This specialization will help you develop good data science skills, something highly sought after in today's scientific world.
However, in public health, you can work in any number of different specialties. These are only a few:
- Community development
- Refugee resettlement
- Health education
- Environmental science
- Lab research on diseases
Internships and research opportunities