Pre-Public Health, Focus

Advocate for better health services.

Bridge the gap between health services and your community as a public health professional. In areas that lack quality health care, resources or means to pay, or have differing values, public health workers play an integral part in helping care systems become more culturally appropriate and relevant to the communities they serve.

Consider the U of I Community Health Education and Promotion degree emphasis, which allows you to meet the prerequisite and admission requirements for individual masters programs.

With a master's degree in a relevant focus, you might go on to a career in public health administration, health policy and management, epidemiology, behavioral, social and community health and many more.

This program is a good fit if you:

  • Like to advocate for change
  • Are a good problem solver
  • Like to work with people and to help others
  • Are interested in caring for people’s health

With this preparation track, you could become a:

  • Public Health Administrator
  • Health Program Manager
  • Epidemiologist
  • Biostatistician
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Public Health Educator
  • Policy Analyst

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