B.A. in Public Health Major
Public health is an area of expertise that is rapidly becoming understaffed, so there is a growing need for individuals with biological and sociological expertise. If you choose this major, you will be tasked with a multitude of assignments for which understanding the underlying scientific data and interacting with populations is critical.
Program ConcentrationsThis program is made up of the following concentrations. Learn more about concentrations.
How does the human machine work? Anatomy, physiology, and microbes define our existence from birth to death, the material in this course is useful for any owner of the human body. If you want to learn how to maximize your quality of life, then the Human Biology concentration could prove invaluable.
Courses in this Concentration
Social institutions are necessary structures in human society, but they also shape persistent inequities and inequalities of class, ethnicity, gender, age, race and nationality in people’s lives. This concentration focuses on social structures that serve as mechanisms for the creation and perpetuation of social disparities, while also studying how individual and collective action in turn, affect the impact of societal structures on people’s lives.
Courses in this Concentration
Concentrations on this page are required for this program. Additional courses or concentrations may need to be added to meet program or credit requirements.
- Applied Statistics
- Anatomy & Physiology Theory I
- Anatomy & Physiology Lab I
- Microbiology Laboratory
- General Physiology
- Developmental Biology
- Introduction to Sociology
- Contemporary Social Problems
- Sociological Theory
- Research Methods
- Research Seminar
The specific degree requirements on the website are for illustrative purposes and may change at any time. Please contact the Registrar's Office, Academic Advising or refer to the course catalog for detailed program requirements.
Liberal Arts Core
LEADERSHIP: 4 credits
- Freshman Seminar (1 cr.)
- Spiritual & Ethical Literacy (3 cr.)
- Personal Branding Communication (3 cr.)
- Writing for the 21st Century (3 cr.)*
- Quantitative Problem Solving (3 cr.)*
- Language & Culture (3 cr.)
CORE LITERACIES: 15 credits – Choose one (1) course from each broad theme. Course options can be found in the course catalog or on the academic advising page. Broad themes are:
- Narratives of Identity (3 cr.)
- Science, Environment & Culture (3 cr.)
- Social Tensions (3 cr.)
- The American Experience (3 cr.)
- Approving the Better Things (3 cr.)
Aaron Camacho, '19
Public Health Liaison, Cudahy (Wis.) Health Department
Stritch's Biology program prepares you for the career field you want to pursue. The program has an individualized component that provides essential baseline knowledge before you begin your practice. The professors will work closely with you to create a plan that helps you achieve your goals.
6 Jobs as a Public Health Major
Working professionals in public health have a variety of options depending on their education level.
6 Job Options with a B.A. in Public Health
- Community Health Specialist
- Quality Improvement Coordinator
- Public Health Administrator
- Research Assistant
- Prevention Specialist
- Public Health Liaison
Daniel P. Meer
Chair - Natural Sciences|Faculty - Biology
Science and MathScience and Math