The public health faculty are active in community-engaged scholarship and draw from a wide range of disciplines.
Public health prioritizes a focus on the protection and improvement of health for individuals, communities and populations at risk for injury and disease. Muhlenberg's Public Health program includes study in the natural sciences, mathematics, social sciences and humanities to educate and empower students about health-related issues from varying points of view.
Students who major in public health will gain an understanding of behavioral, economic, historical, political and social determinants of health, and of the important relationships that statistics and science have on the design of public health interventions. A core class, Issues in Public Health, introduces students to a wide variety of public health topics and includes historical perspectives, epidemiological principles and health intervention practices, health promotion and health communication and global issues of health.
The major prepares students for graduate work and professional careers in public health. Students are encouraged to participate in public health related experiences including independent research study, service learning or internships. The minor offers students flexibility to choose electives appropriate to their interests in public health that also compliment their respective majors.
Public health students have opportunities to conduct research and pursue internships to gain invaluable field experience before graduation.
Muhlenberg's public health students have gone on to graduate study at prestigious institutions and have secured jobs within healthcare, research, nonprofits, government and more.