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Top Three Reasons to Major in Public Health

Posted by: murphys2 | March 9, 2020 | No Comment |

Selecting a major to study can be overwhelming, but don’t stress! The College of Charleston provides a liberal arts education that will prepare you to be a well-rounded graduate. Consider public health, one of the fastest growing majors on campus. In this program, you will:

1) Make a noticeable difference

Public health professionals improve the health and wellbeing of people and communities around the world through health promotion and disease prevention. Public health professionals work to achieve these goals by implementing educational programs, providing medical services, developing health-related policies, and/or conducting research and can often see the positive immediate and long-term impacts of their efforts.

2) Have a variety of career options

Not only is there a growing need for public health professionals, but with a public heath degree you will be able to work in a variety of settings and locations, including at the local, state, national, or international level. For example, public health professionals find employment in government/healthcare organizations, outpatient healthcare clinics, emergency medical services, hospital organizations, research organizations, NGOs, private industry, and more!

3) Become an expert problem solver

Since public health professionals work to decrease preventable deaths, disabilities, and health disparities, they must continuously work to identify the complex causes of these problems, develop and implement plans to solve them, then conduct evaluations to ensure that the strategies are working.

Interested in learning more? Explore the major here!

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