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Public Health/Global Health

Bachelor of Science

Program Overview

Public and global health looks at the health of a group of people from a high perspective. It focuses on data and strategies that affect the health of large groups of people and then strives to construct interventions that will meet those needs.

Public health is very research and data driven. Those numbers and statistics drive both what action gets taken and where money, time and resources are invested.

Your Future

Jobs

A public health degree can lead to many different careers in the scientific and medical fields, including positions in hospitals, outpatient facilities, medical labs, research institutes, and local and federal governments. It will prepare you for your next step, whether that’s graduate school or employment.

  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Health Educator
  • Health Services Administration
  • Health Department Administrator
  • Emergency Response Specialist
  • Consumer Safety Officer

Licensure Disclosure

Career Support

BJU offers students a variety of ways to network with employers and organizations. A multitude of job opportunities are posted each year on CareerCentral, our online placement service.

In addition, over 60 businesses and 150 Christian schools/mission boards/Christian organizations come on campus to recruit students through on-campus interviews and job/ministry fairs. The Career Services office also helps students by holding seminars on resume preparation and interview techniques.

8 of the top 10 jobs in 2020 are in the health care field.

(U.S. News & World Report)

Faculty Spotlight

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Amy Hicks holds degrees in biology, biochemistry & molecular biology and public health. She is passionate about both medical ethics and the medical field.

Courses/Objectives

Program Objectives

  • Develop a philosophy of public health and global health, compatible with biblical values of justice and equity, scientifically supported, and consistent with the best practices in the field.
  • Analyze the impacts of the environment, behavior, health systems and biology on development and distribution of disease in local and global populations.
  • Use public health methods and tools to define, collect and analyze data on health disparities and develop interventions to bridge avoidable differences in health outcomes.
  • Apply the principles of health promotion and disease prevention within the context of community health and develop culturally sensitive competencies of a health education specialist.
  • Assess the impact of globalization on the health of local communities in emerging countries and develop interventions to protect the health of the most vulnerable.
  • Locate, use, evaluate, and synthesize public health information and communicate effectively for behavior and policy change including in time of public health emergencies.

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