Public Health

Our Program

The public health program provides students with a strong foundation for careers in public health as well as other health-related fields. The program includes a core set of fundamental public health courses, a three-course practicum series, a variety of public health electives, and the flexibility to choose additional coursework electives to tailor the degree to your interests or meet the needs of a health professions school. As a collaborative degree, courses are offered across multiple departments and colleges, exposing students to a breadth of public health and providing a comprehensive education in the field.

Program Highlights

  • Only bachelor’s degree program among Kansas Board of Regents schools
  • Flexibility to tailor degree electives to a broad range of interests and health professions schools
Real-world exposure to public health through applied practicum experiences
Dedicated student organizations for specific health professions
Education abroad opportunities

Career Opportunities

  • Nurse
  • Health Educator
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Health Communications Specialist
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Care Administration
  • Clinical/Research Coordinator

*some careers require additional education

Learn more about our Public Health program