The Public Health Program
Learn about the distinctive curriculum offered in the University of Evansville's Public Health Preogram
The Flu and You
Watch Dr. Payal Patel-Dovlatabadi present the October Think Outside the Lunch Box talk, "The Flu and You: What to Know and How to Prepare."
Why should you study public health at the University of Evansville? See what our students have to say!
Learn about the many opportunities students have when they graduate from UE with a degree in Public Health.
From disaster relief to air quality to disease prevention, public health professionals ensure a healthy, safe, and productive society. The public health workforce is diminishing over time (there were 50,000 fewer public health workers in 2000 than in 1980), forcing public health workers to do more for more people with fewer resources. This challenge is compounded by the fact that 23 percent of the current workforce – almost 110,000 workers – are eligible to retire by 2012.
Students in the BS in public health program learn about issues that impact population health, global health, environmental health, disease prevention, health communication and informatics, health care systems, nutrition and health, and health behavior. Students majoring in public health will choose from the Health Policy emphasis or the Nutrition emphasis. Students will also take courses from academic programs across the University. They will advance through employment or further education and become the new generation of public health professionals.