Public Health

Wayne State's bachelor of science in public health program offers training in public health issues and policies to students interested in a broad range of health careers.

Being committed to improving the health and vitality of Detroit, graduates of this major and minor will have the ability to assess and prevent health disparities across Detroit, Michigan, and beyond, as well as diagnose and research public health problems, improve public health through human and environmental interventions, promote individual well-being, and educate the public regarding healthful choices in life.

Students will learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities locally, nationally and globally. In particular, students will learn:

  • How to protect and improve community and population health through the promotion of healthy lifestyles
  • Research for disease and injury prevention
  • Research on health disparities and healthcare equity
  • Legal, ethical, economic and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy
  • Public health practice
  • Community and organizational dynamics
  • Cultural contexts in which public health professionals work
  • Ethical decision-making as related to community health
  • Epidemiology
  • Biostatistics
  • Research methods




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