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About the 公共卫生预备课程

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Public health is the science and art of promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, 工作, 和玩耍. 公共卫生从业人员, 教育工作者, and researchers 工作 to prevent disease, 延长寿命, and promote health at the community and population level. 相反, 在医学领域, clinicians focus on treating illnesses and injuries one patient at a time.

Schools of public health offer graduate programs in at least one of the five core disciplines of public health. These core areas of public health include:

  • 生物统计学
  • 环境健康科学
  • 流行病学
  • 卫生政策和管理
  • 社会与行为科学

The 公共卫生预备课程 prepares students to pursue a Master’s Degree in Public Health (MPH) at the more than 100 accredited programs across the country, 包括 内布拉斯加大学 Medical Center 和克莱顿大学. 学生 interested in pursuing a master’s degree or graduate program in public health must have successfully completed a bachelor's degree. 因此, students pursuing a pre-public health curriculum are expected to choose a major so that they can be 工作ing towards a bachelor’s degree concurrently with the pre-public health program. Given the interdisciplinary nature of public health, a wide variety of majors provide appropriate preparation.

A 辅修公共卫生 is available at 体育菠菜大平台 and can complement any major. The minor is not required as part of the 公共卫生预备课程 but will provide a strong foundation of public health-related course工作.

Requirements for 最大的菠菜的平台 教育 in Public Health
学生 should consult each school of public health they plan to apply to determine if there is specific course工作 required for admission. These requirements may vary widely by degree type and/or concentration. Concentration areas that are quantitative in nature typically require specific math and science courses in areas such as statistics, 微积分, 生物学, 化学, 和物理. 学生 should consult with their academic advisor regarding graduate admission requirements based on concentration area of interest.


Responsibilities of a public health professional:

  • Assess and monitor population health
  • Investigate, diagnose, and address health hazards and root causes
  • Communicate effectively to inform and educate
  • Strengthen, support, and mobilize communities and partnerships
  • Create, champion, and implement policies, plans, and laws
  • Utilize legal and regulatory actions
  • 实现公平获取
  • Build a diverse and skilled 工作force
  • Improve and innovate through evaluation, research, and quality improvement
  • Build and maintain a strong organizational infrastructure for public health

Salary and employment information for public health professionals


薪酬中位数: 每年96,280美元
33% projected employment growth 从2020年到2030年 U.S. 劳工统计局

Environmental Health Scientists and Specialists

预计就业增长8% 从2020年到2030年 U.S. 劳工统计局


薪酬中位数: 每年78,830美元
30% projected employment growth 从2020年到2030年 U.S. 劳工统计局

Health 教育 Specialists and Community Health Workers

17% projected employment growth 从2020年到2030年 U.S. 劳工统计局



“It’s a really special program because you get to know professors and students who are at UNMC while you’re still an undergrad. Having these connections before moving to Omaha made the transition a little less scary. I also appreciated able to take a UNMC course as an undergrad to help get me prepared for the course load at the graduate level.”


Family science major with minors in public health and health care management