Gannon University Announces New Degree

Posted: April 17, 2015

In celebration of National Public Health Week, Gannon University announces that it has added a new Bachelor of Science degree program in Public Health, to begin in fall 2015.

The new program in the University's Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences is designed for students seeking a health-related major that is more broad-based than the focused, existing majors within the University. The major combines a foundation in health-related courses, sciences, humanities and social sciences. In addition to the major requirements, which represent the health and science focus of the College, students can select one of three concentration tracks that will build on personal and career goals and interests. The tracks are: science, healthcare with management and health education/communication.

The science track is designed for students who desire a broad, strong foundation in the core sciences that also incorporates health-related courses. Students in this track may use elective credits to complete requirements for pre-health professional programs or to prepare to enter graduate programs in health sciences/public health that require a strong science focus.

Students who select the healthcare with management track will focus their efforts on the business/management side of health care, and can lead to a career in staff and administrative positions within the healthcare industry or to graduate education in business or management.

The health education/communication option prepares students to pursue careers as health educators who design, conduct, and evaluate activities that help improve the health of all people.

"The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health," said Steven Mauro, dean of the Morosky College of Health Professions and Sciences. "This program builds on Gannon's historic strength in the health professions , and was designed for students who want to provide an additional layer of support for those professions. The combination of hands-on education and inter- professional education with the ability to conduct research alongside your professors is a tremendous opportunity that you don't often get at other institutions. Gannon's small class sizes, its focus on the faculty led student experience, and breadth of health professions programs provides the perfect combination for the education and training future public health professionals need to find employment upon graduation."

For more information, contact Gannon University Admissions Office.