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    Hamline University
    Apr 13, 2024  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2013-2014 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

Public Health Sciences Program

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The Public Health Sciences major at Hamline is an interdisciplinary field of study that permits students to focus on health issues in local, national, and international arenas from a variety of perspectives. The Health Sciences major builds on connections between the liberal arts and the core concerns of public health, with the recognition that issues of human health are complex, influenced not only by human biology and statistics, but also by social structures, psychology, culture, and public policy.

The Public Health Sciences Major prepares students for jobs or advanced study in wide range of areas including the behavioral sciences, health education, health policy and law, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology, and international health. Students planning to pursue graduate study should check the admission requirements of the programs they are interested in applying to, and make sure they are completing all required prerequisite courses. Students wishing to pursue a health professional degree (medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, chiropractic medicine, etc.) after graduation from Hamline, will need to complete a series of required prerequisite courses before applying to one of these programs. These courses will need to be completed in addition to the Health Sciences Major courses. All students interested in admission to a health professional program should work closely with a Pre-Health Advisor to make sure they are completing the appropriate prerequisite courses.

Public Health Sciences program directors: Sharon Preves, Sociology Department, and Presley Martin, Biology Department.

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