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Students in the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) may choose the major in public health, which is offered by the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. This major leads to a bachelor of science (B.S.) degree issued by both SEBS and the Bloustein School.
The major in Public Health (832) prepares students for entry-level careers in population health and disease prevention. Public health professionals work in a wide range of services including infectious disease control; health problems of children, older adults, and the medically underserved; chronic disease management; health monitoring and surveillance; environmental/occupational health and safety; and emergency preparedness. Students learn about the upstream factors that influence community health, particularly poverty, housing, work and unemployment, social exclusion, food security, transportation, access to health and social services, and evidence-based, data-driven decision-making.