Public Health

Major, Minor

Study health science, social science and humanistic approaches to addressing global health challenges.

The public health program at Pacific University develops students’ abilities to understand, analyze, problem-solve and communicate effectively in a complex, rapidly changing world. It integrates health science, social science and humanistic approaches to addressing global health challenges.

Students complete a faculty-supervised internship and focus on particular career paths in public health, such as community health, public policy or cross-cultural work. They also build skills for communicating effectively with the public, research community and media; and cultivate the highest ethical standards. Many combine undergraduate public health education with graduate studies in public health or the health professions.