Study Abroad Student in Africa

Public Health


Making your footprint on the world...unlimited career potential!


Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and participate in recreational activities by:

  • Encouraging healthy behaviors
  • Conducting health research
  • Vaccination
  • Education
  • Tracking disease outbreaks
  • Promoting health equity and decreasing health disparities
  • Developing laws and policy that influence health

Our students make a difference in rapidly growing healthcare systems. We provide solid foundational knowledge in epidemiology, public heath, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and management, and community health. Using real-world cases, field work and practicum students learn what it takes to improve healthcare globally.

National studies indicate a strong demand for trained public health professionals in the next decade. Professional jobs related to public health-epidemiologists, environmental scientists, health educators, and social workers-are projected to increase least 23 percent.


We offer both a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. 

The Bachelor of Science degree is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the scientific dimensions of health. This would be the degree of choice for someone who is interested in studying infectious and chronic diseases, environmental health, and general epidemiology.

The Bachelor of Arts degree is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on social, behavioral and community health aspects of public health, program planning, development, and assessment.

Duquesne's Public Health program follows the Accreditation Criteria for Standalone Baccalaureate Programs in Public Health adopted by the Council on Education for Public Health in 2016.