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B.S. with Major in Public Health

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Start on your journey into the world of health and wellness.

Earn a bachelor of science in public health, and get ready to help communities achieve greater health. Roll up your sleeves and work alongside professors, advisors, classmates, alumni, and community partners all with the same goal: help people live healthier, happier lives.

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We are 100% committed to your academic success.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to earn their college degree. We provide the opportunities and support to get you there.

 

86%

of alumni are employed
or pursuing further training
one year post-graduation

#32

ranked school of public health
U.S. News & World Report

92%

of students complete
the degree within 2 years of
being admitted to the major

You will gain hands on, real world experience.

You will have the life-changing opportunity to complete a field-based internship in public health, helping people in Tucson and all over the world. Recent internship examples:

  • Providing hand sanitation education in Peru
  • Assessing environmental and occupational hazards at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base
  • Designing and implementing an employee wellness program
  • Testing public health interventions with opioid-addicted NICU babies
  • Running an analysis on the patient data at a refugee and migrant medical services program

 

MEZCOPH Undergrad Team

We are there for you.
Every step of the way.

Our award winning advising team is here to support you.

 

We prepare you for the future.
Your future.

Everyone deserves an opportunity to earn their college degree. We provide the opportunities and support to get you there.

Our public health alumni work in a variety of public health fields, and many pursue health and other professions.
We have alumni pursuing these
health professions:

Medicine | Nursing | Pharmacy
Physician Assistant | Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy | Veterinarian
Dentistry | Athletic Training | Optometry

 

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We are proud to be the first and only accredited School of Public Health in the state of Arizona.

 

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Your network will grow exponentially.

Our alumni are living and working in 32 countries across the globe and 46 states in the U.S., all working to make this world a healthier place. You will have opportunities to connect with this network for internships and job opportunities.

 

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Customize your degree today.

Choose one of 6 emphasis areas:

  • Environmental & Occupational Health
  • Global Health
  • Health Promotion
  • Health Systems Theory & Practice
  • Public Health Practice
  • Quantitative Methods in Public Health

Add a minor in another area on campus, and explore options to be a student club leader and study abroad.

 

Choose public health.
Be part of the solution.

Our public health degree will give you 21st century skills to help solve the world’s toughest problems. Communities at home and across the globe are facing issues of water quality, access to healthcare, food insecurity, and serious health disparities.

 

 

HARDWORKING STUDENTS

Claire Salanski

Claire Salanski
Public Health Student

“I chose Public Health because there is a vast number of career paths that could be achieved with this major, and I have the opportunity to choose between a variety of classes based on my interests. The students, faculty, and staff involved in Public Health are very compassionate, and they all want to see each other succeed.”

SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI

Priscilla Nguyen

Priscilla Nguyen
Public Health Alumnus

“After graduating, I hope to be admitted to an MD/MPH program and go into a trauma program. After working as a doctor, I want to work in the public health field in infectious diseases and eventually make my way back to a university to teach.”

INNOVATIVE FACULTY

Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH

Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean & Professor

“We lead with both cutting-edge science and deep community commitments. Our faculty, students, and alumni are finding new approaches to chronic disease prevention, community public healht preparedness, family wellness, and advocacy for public health policy.”

HARDWORKING STUDENTS

Claire Salanski

Claire Salanski
Public Health Student

“I chose Public Health because there is a vast number of career paths that could be achieved with this major, and I have the opportunity to choose between a variety of classes based on my interests. The students, faculty, and staff involved in Public Health are very compassionate, and they all want to see each other succeed.”

 

SUCCESSFUL ALUMNI

Priscilla Nguyen

Priscilla Nguyen
Public Health Alumnus

“After graduating, I hope to be admitted to an MD/MPH program and go into a trauma program. After working as a doctor, I want to work in the public health field in infectious diseases and eventually make my way back to a university to teach.”

 

INNOVATIVE FACULTY

Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH

Iman Hakim, MD, PhD, MPH
Dean & Professor

“We lead with both cutting-edge science and deep community commitments. Our faculty, students, and alumni are finding new approaches to chronic disease prevention, community public health preparedness, family wellness, and advocacy for public health policy.”

 

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