Immerse Yourself in Public Health Settings as you Learn About Epidemiology, Health and Health Care Systems

The COVID-19 pandemic is but one reason for the urgent need for public health experts worldwide. Here’s your opportunity to set a goal toward a future in one of the most in-demand fields in health care. There is a growing need for public health professionals to address emerging and re-emerging diseases, environmental health concerns, health care reform, social determinants of health, proliferation of agents and weapons of mass destruction, sociopolitical factors affecting health and health care systems and global health.

Nova Southeastern University’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health program will provide you with a strong foundation of population health, social and environmental determinants of health, and strategies related to disease prevention and health promotion—all critical to addressing health threats and strengthening the public health workforce. Students who complete this program will have a solid foundation in public health that is crafted from a combination of hands-on experiences, global and domestic travel opportunities and faculty-led instruction. Each semester expands your breadth of understanding public health through challenging activities, interactive lectures, community-based outreach opportunities and guest speakers from the public health sector.

Why Should You Major in Public Health at NSU?

Benefit From a Unique Learning Environment

NSU’s Public Health and KPCOM faculty share their expertise in areas relevant to public health, such as global health, social and behavioral health sciences, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health, and health care systems. The interprofessional education and experiences of our faculty will provide you with a realistic look into the benefits, rewards, and challenges of public health.

Learn more about Career Preparation

Find your passion for promoting and protecting the health of populations and communities. Build relationships with graduate students, medical students, public health practitioners, caring professors, and industry leaders through our community-based, progressive, and blended approach to public health.

Assistant Dean Kristi Messer

Average Starting Salary

Salaries for public health professionals vary by industry, occupation, level of education and experience, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The median annual wage for epidemiologists was $69,660, and the median annual wages of health educators was $54,220 in May 2018.

Shark Destinations

NSU’s Public Health degree gives you the opportunity to apply core concepts to a myriad of fields, including public health, clinical practice, research or a non-health profession such as business or engineering. You can pursue careers as a health educator, health care administrator, health policy researcher or legislator, government employee, program developer, environmental scientist, physician or other health professional, policy advocate and lobbyist, epidemiologist, health inspector, disaster and emergency specialist, non-profit coordinator and more.

Experience What It's Like To Be an NSU Public Health Major

Any faculty member is really willing to come sit down next to you and help you discover what it is that you're passionate about and what it is that you want to fulfill and what it is that you want to pursue in your future.

Jhanvi Patel

The public health program opened a lot of doors for me. I got to work in different community-based programs, conduct research, and even present this research in national conventions.

Matthew Calaigian