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  • Bachelor of Science
  • Erie, Pennsylvania

Public Health

  • Take Your Place Among Global Leaders with a Public Health Degree from Gannon University

    Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through planned and organized efforts. These public health professionals are at the center of many of the world's most pressing issues. Now is the time when you can become a leader in this vital field through Gannon University's public health program.

    • Learn cutting-edge techniques to contain the spread of infectious diseases.
    • Research methods and ways of improving access to and advocating for health care in the community.
    • Focus on health promotion, disease prevention and addressing today's complex health problems.

    Learn to Lead the Way in Public Health

    • Choose from among three concentration tracks: health education, communication and community health; science; or health care with management.
    • Learn to deliver health programs that target specific population groups to create a healthier world.
    • Work with program faculty to design specialized advanced clinical concentrations in one or more areas of respiratory care practice.
     

    Experience an Exceptional Learning Environment

    • Gain extensive hands-on classroom and service learning opportunities, and pursue an internship in your field of interest.
    • Train in behavioral and community-based intervention technologies to respond to current and future challenges to global health.
     

    Inspire Your Academic Success

    Gain real-world knowledge through key public health courses including:

    Epidemiology for Public Health: Study the patterns, causes and effects of health and disease in populations and its influence on public health policy.

    Public Health: Explore factors such as individual medical care, community-wide health projects, laws and other influences through an introductory study of community and societal health.

    Global Health: Explore concepts and issues related to global health, including the impact of globalization, social and cultural issues on the patterns of disease, and control methods.

    Achieve the Possibilities

    Our public health program is designed for your success. Through curriculum flexibility and high-quality educational opportunities, you can:

    • Join a program whose recent graduates have had a 100% pass rate on the entry-level Certified Respiratory Therapist exam.
    • Prepare for a career in health-related agencies, medical centers, long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, schools, private and public health organizations or local, state and federal health departments.
    • Earn an annual median wage that ranges from $42,000 to $88,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • Receive hands-on learning through real-world courses, projects and valuable internship experiences that prepare you to become a professional in the field.
  • 13:1Enjoy a personalized experience inspired by Gannon’s faculty experts and a low studentto-faculty ratio of 13:1.
  • Apply for generous financial aid packages and scholarship awards.