The University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire's public health degree is an excellent major for those curious about health on a global scale and eager to help others.
Rooted in experiential learning, the major's broad, rigorous curriculum covers a variety of important topics, giving you the freedom to pursue multiple passions. Dive into social movements, epidemiology, geography, sociology, communications, health policy and management and so much more. Small class sizes allow for a more personalized, cohort-style education.
Students in the major are regularly encouraged to question, discover and explore. Opportunities to travel and study abroad will further build your awareness of the world around you. And unique research projects, internships and community-engaged service will enhance your problem-solving, analytical and leadership skills.
Supported by expert faculty and peers as passionate as you are, you'll quickly find the many incredible learning opportunities that await you at UW-Eau Claire. And with the employment of public health professionals continuing to rise, now is the perfect time to begin your degree and help make the world a better place.
Support your college journey with scholarships! The UW-Eau Claire Foundation provides many scholarships for incoming and current Blugolds, including those seeking a public health degree. Learn more about what resources are available to you by checking out our scholarships page.
Financial aid at UW-Eau Claire
Working to make your college education affordable is very important to us. We are here to walk you through the financial aid process and make applying for aid and paying your bill as easy as possible.
To get this process started, please contact our staff at Blugold Central — our one-stop-shop for tuition and financial aid. They will help you learn how to pay for your education and minimize debt, freeing you up to focus on academics and your public health degree.
Learn more about our financial aid process at UWEC.
Public health program details
- Program length: four years
- Availability: campus
- This major requires a minor.
- This program is also available as a minor.
- Student National Environmental Health Association
- The Conservationists
- Women and Gender Minorities in STEM
Real-world learning. We believe that in order to get the most out of your education, you need to have practical experiences outside of the classroom. Many students take their studies to the field through immersion trips, study abroad or the National Student Exchange Program, opportunities we proudly offer to all students.
Engaged faculty. All public health courses are taught by expert faculty who make you and your success their top priority. Here, you won't just be a number. Faculty will know you by name and do all they can to support you in earning your degree.
Opportunities to make a difference. Course projects and assignments will push you to think critically, step outside your comfort zone and change the world for the better. Student-faculty research programs are readily available to students, each with the goal of making a positive impact on society.
Excellent career preparation. Through group discussions, presentations and field trips, you'll learn how to approach public health issues through the broad lens of social, economic, cultural, health and environmental conditions. You'll also understand the various policies at play at the local, state, national and global level.
Earning a public health degree from UW-Eau Claire empowers you to take on many different career paths. Graduates leave with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop interventions that preserve and promote health and well-being.
Your degree will be in high demand, too. Employment prospects for public health majors are promising, with the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development projecting growth rates in occupations for public health graduates to range from 9.4% to 40.4% between 2014 and 2024.
Public health careers
- Community health worker
- Prevention specialist
- Healthcare social worker
- Environmental specialist
- State or federal environmentalist
With a public health bachelor's degree from UW-Eau Claire, you'll gain insight into the world of human health and disease. Curriculum will prepare graduates for entry-level public health careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors as well as graduate-level study.
Classes for public health majors may include:
- Global Environmental and Public Health
- Disease Detectives: Epidemics and Data
- Introduction to Public Health
- Health Communication
- Environmental Sociology
- Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
- Health Psychology
- Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment
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