Public Health

A major is offered in Public Health.

Image of a Public Health worker assisting patientThe Public Health major increases awareness and understanding of public health principles to prepare students for careers in allied health, business, health education, health services administration, law, medicine, public health policy and services. Public health professionals focus on improving lives; they work to address local, national, and global health issues to improve the quality and longevity of life.

There are many facets to protecting the public’s health. Graduates may find themselves conducting research, developing policies and administering services, providing health education, increasing access to healthcare and reducing exposure to environmental hazards. Public health workers also confront domestic violence and child abuse, substance abuse, and a host of other health-related social problems.

Franklin Pierce’s 4+1 pathway program will accelerate students’ course of study to complete both an undergraduate and graduate degree in five years. Students will graduate with a bachelor of science degree in four academic years, and enter a one-year master of science program.

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Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge
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