Public Health Program

Bachelor of Science

The study of public health has never been more important than in this century. Students who pursue this career learn firsthand the relationships between government and health care access, the treatment and prevention of diseases and the economics and ethics of health.

As a future public health official, you will focus on the design and implementation of health policy programs for the general population, those with mental health concerns, and the treatment of communicable diseases. Upon graduation, you will have learned about epidemiology, the principles of statistical inference, social and behavioral sciences, the U.S. healthcare systems and more.

High achieving students can choose to apply for membership as an Honors Program candidate.

With a bachelor’s degree in public health, you are prepared to apply to graduate school. Public Health graduates can gain employment as public health engineers, industrial hygienists, state or federal environmentalists, environmental health emergency response specialists, non-governmental organization directors, and health communications specialists to name a few.

Lourdes University and the University of Toledo
3+2 Public Health Articulation Agreement

Program allows students to complete Master of Public Health degree in five years

Effective fall 2016, Lourdes students pursuing their Bachelor of  Science degree in Public Health can opt into the newly-established “3+2 Public Health Curriculum Program” that provides bachelor degree-seeking students a pathway to achieve both their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Public Health and Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degrees in five rather than the traditional six years. UT’s Master of Public Health is offered through the Northwest Ohio Consortium for Public Health and accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Students enrolled in the “3+2 Public Health Curriculum Program” will enroll in UT’s PUBH 6000 level bridge courses while still an undergraduate student at Lourdes. These bridge courses will be applied to the students’ graduation requirements for the B.S. in Public Health from Lourdes and the students who successfully pass these courses will directly enter into UT’s Master of Public Health degree program. Students who successfully complete the UT College of Medicine and Life Sciences’ Public Health program will then earn their M.P.H.

To enroll in the 3+2 Public Health Curriculum Program, contact the Lourdes University Office of Admissions at luadmits@lourdes.edu or 419-885-5291.

Learn more about the public health major and the College of Arts and Sciences.