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Upon completing the Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree, students should be able to:

  • Define the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society.
  • Describe the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis; and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.
  • Recognize the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.
  • Identify the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.
  • Address the socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • Apply the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • Describe the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the U.S. health system as well as the differences in systems in other countries.
  • Recognize the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy, and the roles, influences, and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government.
  • Implement the basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology.

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