Public health is a highly interdisciplinary field and the public health degrees include courses from all schools and colleges at AU. More than70 faculty members across campus currently conduct research and/or teach courses related to health.
At the heart of the public health BA, BS, and minor are sets of core courses that ensure that students gain both foundational knowledge and practical skills in the field of public health. Through their electives, students then learn about health issues from the perspective of several disciplines. The electives are set up into four clusters:
Social and Community Health
Policy, Program Planning, and Evaluation
The electives allow students to focus on a specific area of interest.
AU's Washington, DC, location gives unparalleled access to internships at numerous governmental and non-governmental organizations involved in public health at the local, national, and international levels. Learning will occur both inside and outside the classroom, thanks to student placements in high quality internships and study abroad experiences.
Learn more about the Public Health Scholars Program with this introductory video.
What would you do if you ran a public health nonprofit organization and just received a $400,000 grant to address critical drug abuse issues in our nation, including the opiate addiction crisis, alcohol abuse, and synthetic drug abuse throughout the US?