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Getting Started in Public Health

Advice for undergraduate students.

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Understand and respond to health challenges in populations worldwide

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Address ethical questions that arise in medicine and health care

Undergraduate Programs
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Gain the skills and tools to assess population health

Research Opportunities

Majors & Minors

Pursue a degree or take coursework in bioethics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy, and health, behavior, and society.

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Get real-world experience addressing public health challenges in communities locally and globally.

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HEAL Program

The Health and Epidemiology Advanced Learning (HEAL) program allows you to skip the GRE exam before entering into your fifth year as a master’s candidate.

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Feature Story

Public Health-Related Programs is pleased to announce the first recipient of the Ted Brown Undergraduate Award in Health Justice.

Sarah Cushman, a senior majoring in health, behavior, and society, is a Rochester Education Justice Initiative (REJI) scholar who has been a passionate advocate for the underserved. Her independent research project revised URMC’s policies for the treatment for incarcerated individuals, and throughout her undergraduate career she has worked as a community health specialist at Trillium Health—living her commitment to improving community care for marginalized individuals.

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University of Rochester Medical Center

The University of Rochester features a leading academic medical center, famous for its role in developing three vaccines now used globally. Our public health program builds on faculty expertise and research strengths in both the College and the Medical Center. We also offer educational programs in the Department of Public Health Sciences that are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

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Public health-related clusters are available in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences and engineering.

Public Health Careers

Gain the skills to confront complex challenges in a variety of settings. Our program prepares you for immediate careers, graduate school, or professional study.

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