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Which colleges offer undergraduate degrees in Public Health?

It is my perception that Public Health, perhaps the most important field of knowledge to know and apply for oneself, one's family and one's community, is a major that hardly exists and certainly does not thrive at colleges and even high powered research-oriented Universities. It is, somewhat ironically, much more emphasized within community college curricula. As a primary care general internist I encounter a lot of very basic Public Health knowledge (especially applied knowledge) deficiencies in my patients. I despair having the time to overcome this deficit and see my patients in a timely & effective manner. It is why I spend the overwhelming amount of my time documenting the "Patient Instructions" part of the visit in the presence of the patient, a not so bad emphasis in any case. Visits with patients who have some Public (& Population) Health awareness are so much more productive. Topic: Academics | Asked by: Charles B. | Asked on 12/20/2012

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You can also check out this resource for online Public Health Degrees: http://www.thebestcolleges.org/the-top-10-online-degrees-in-public-health/

Answered by: dthomas | about 1 year ago
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Hi Charles! You're correct: there aren't many undergraduate degrees in public health. Many public health professionals study a health-related science in their undergraduate, and then go on to receive a Master's in Public Health. However, some colleges that offer this as a Bachelor's degree include UC Berkeley, Simmons College, University of Washington, UC Irvine and UMass Amherst. Remember, sometimes a major could be called something different: many of these colleges use the term "health policy," or another variation. Good luck!

Answered by: Taylor C. | over 1 year ago
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