Marian University offers a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Public Health

Students who earn a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree at Marian University explore social, behavioral, and community health challenges and opportunities that impact human health and wellness.

Why study social, behavioral, and community health at Marian?

If you are interested in lifestyle choices and behaviors related to the individual and group health of humans, you'll learn about the latest theories, concepts, and evidence-based practices to encourage people to make healthy choices as a student in this program.                                                        

Social and behavioral sciences use different socio-cultural and behavioral factors to better understand how healthy environments are sustained among different populations. Students concentrating in these fields learn how community and social factors contribute to a variety of public health solutions and policies.

What career paths are available?

If your ultimate career goal is to work as an epidemiologist or in advanced environmental or community health leadership positions, this program will will prepare you for admission to a master's or doctoral degree program. You'll also be prepared for direct entry into the workforce.

The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment for community health workers is expected to grow 13 percent faster than average through 2024. The employment projections for environmental health specialists are also expected to grow faster than average, with anticipated growth of 11 percent in jobs through 2024. ​

Students who choose this degree program often pursue public employment in municipal, state, and federal government, working in health and other departments focused on disease control and prevention, environmental protection or remediation, and the control of toxic substances. Jobs include positions like:

  • Behavioral health technician
  • Case manager
  • Elderly aide
  • Family advocate
  • Health educator
  • Health program coordinator
  • Paraprofessional counselof
  • Parent aide
  • Respite care worker

For admission information

Office of Undergraduate Admission
(317) 955-6300
(800) 772-7264
admissions@marian.edu

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