Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • SLO 1. Explain the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts and functions across the globe and in society.
  • SLO 2. Apply the tools of public health practice to collect, analyze, and incorporate data into evidence-based practice.
  • SLO 3. Apply the tools and concepts of population health to identify and address communities’ health-related needs and concerns.
  • SLO 4. Propose interventions for promoting and protecting health across the life course based on the science of human health and disease.
  • SLO 5. Evaluate the contributions of socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors to human health and health disparities.
  • SLO 6. Apply the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment and evaluation.
  • SLO 7. Compare the characteristics and organizational structures of the US health system to those in other nations.
  • SLO 8. Apply basic legal, ethical, economic and regulatory concepts to health care and public health policy.
  • SLO 9. Describe the roles, influences and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government as they relate to health and health care.
  • SLO 10. Apply written, verbal, and electronic communication at individual and population levels to address public health challenges.







Students who minor in environmental studies will:   

• A knowledge of environmental issues from several disciplinary perspectives, using methods from the social sciences, the natural sciences and the humanities.
   • The ability to integrate a knowledge of environmental issues using interdisciplinary approaches.
   • The ability to approach environmental issues from an ethical perspective.