2022-2023 Catalog

Public Health

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health is an interdisciplinary degree designed to promote an understanding of the multiple determinants of health and disease. Its strong scientific emphasis exists within a multidisciplinary liberal arts framework. The program highlights the importance of critical thinking and analytical skills while promoting social and personal responsibility in health promotion and disease prevention. The program is appropriate for students with a wide variety of interests. It is particularly well suited for students interested in working in public health-related fields and those interested in pursuing graduate study in areas including but not limited to health communication and promotion, health education, community health, maternal child health, epidemiology, health care management or environmental health. It is also appropriate for students interested in global health and human rights, allied health professions and social justice.


Academic Division: Sciences
Division Office: Carson Hall 614
Office Phone: 212-774-0725
Interim Division Chair: Ken Ching
Administrative Assistant: Lisa Forsythe
Academic Department: Psychology
Department Chair: Sarah L. Weinberger-Litman
Program Coordinator: Sarah L. Weinberger-Litman


Program Faculty:

Faculty from various departments teach courses in the Public Health Program.


Public Health Courses (PBH)


Public Health Programs:

Minor: Public Health, 15 Credits