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The B.S. in Public Health degree program is designed for students primarily interested in the improvement of health and prevention of disease and disability. The program mission is to improve health throughout the lifespan. The program focuses on:

  1. Identifying social and behavioral determinants of health;
  2. Developing and evaluating interventions and policies leading to the improvement of population health;
  3. Advocating for policy devlopment and programmatic change;
  4. Investigating and trending diseases from the community level to national level; and
  5. Preparing professionals for leadership positions in advocacy and public health service.

Upon completion of the program, students will be well qualified for graduate studies and/or fullfilling careers in public and private organizations. 

A group of UT students sits with a group of local Hondurans.
UT students spent a week in Honduras building eco-stoves, latrines, cement floors and water storage tanks. They were part of Global Brigades, an international, student-led organization that works for positive social change in global health and sustainable development.


Claudia Jiménez

I chose to study public health because of my interest in health education, promotion and prevention. Many people think that studying medicine is the only way to prevent illness, but public health goes beyond that by preventing health issues and promoting healthy lifestyles."

— Claudia Jiménez '20