A Public Health Program major shall be able to ... 
  • demonstrate knowledge of public health (in general), disciplines involved in this interdisciplinary work, and the roles/responsibilities of private citizens, private agencies, governmental bodies, and NGOs (non-governmental organizations).
  • review and synthesize substantial amounts of information from varied sources, identify areas in need of research, and design a research study to evaluate the relationship between exposures and outcomes relevant to public health.
  • evaluate current popular media and scientific literature for hyperbole, method, merit, and relevance to population health
  • be involved in real public health investigations and will successfully complete exercises associated with said investigations. Further, a Public Health major shall be able to explain the value and necessity of integration of evidence-based approaches in public health research and practice.
  • correctly identify the tabular, visual, and statistical tools that may be applied to public health data.  Further, students shall be able to apply the most appropriate tool(s) to a variety of data types and support (verbally and/or in writing) their choice(s).
  • evaluate and discuss multiple determinants of health, including behavioral, demographic, economic, environmental, genetic, sociological, political, and other factors. Further, a Public Health major shall be able to relate these factors to an informed discussion of their effect(s) on health disparities and other population health concerns.
  • discuss public health challenges faced at the local, state, regional, national, and international levels. This discussion shall include the effects of economics, ethics, laws, legislation, and other regulatory policies on population health.