UVM’s Public Health Sciences program will help you develop an in-depth understanding of health issues faced by individuals and communities and be prepared to define, assess, and address health concerns through the lens of public health.
As a graduate of UVM’s Public Health Sciences program, you will be prepared for careers in health promotion and education, global health, epidemiology, health communication, and health care systems, as well as for further education in health professions.
Why Choose UVM?
Hands-on practice. You’ll complete a capstone field experience with a community partner agency that directly contributes to population health.
Professional experience. UVM’s affiliations with community agencies and the UVM Medical Center provide opportunities for observation, knowledge application, and important professional skill practice.
Strong foundation for graduate study. Students often pursue advanced study in health professions including physical therapy, nursing, pharmacy, healthcare administration, and public health, in addition to other fields.
What You Will Learn
As a student in UVM’s Health Sciences program, you will develop in-depth understanding of health issues faced by individuals and communities. The Public Health Sciences degree includes:
- 36 credits in health sciences core courses
- 18 credits in English, humanities, and math or statistics
- 12 credits in social and behavioral sciences
- 18 credits in natural and applied sciences
- 18 credits in health-related electives
- 12 credits in additional electives
The mission of the UVM Public Health Sciences program is to strive for health equity by preparing the next generation of leaders to improve the health of individuals and communities through basic science and applying the principles of population health.
The UVM Public Health Sciences program (B.S.) received full five-year accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in September 2022. CEPH accreditation is nationally recognized as the quality standard of education and training in public health, awarded only to programs that meet lengthy, rigorous criteria, including intensive peer review to evaluate operating policies and practices. CEPH accreditation assures the quality of UVM’s Public Health Sciences (B.S.) Program to achieve excellence in practice, research, and service through collaboration with organizational and community partners.