Discover God's calling for you to help make the world a healthier, safer place to live.
What is public health?
The study of public health itself focuses on improving a community’s well-being through healthy lifestyle education, disease prevention research, creating health policies, and social/political advocacy for health issues. Public health professionals spend their time helping protect the health of populations of all sizes, from a local neighborhood to an entire country.
Why study at Calvin?
Majoring or minoring in public health at Calvin will equip you with a broad understanding of the role of public health in the world. In addition to a hands-on internship, you’ll take classes in health behavior and education, biostatistics, environmental and global health, epidemiology, ethics, and health policy and management.
At Calvin, you will combine your learning with your faith. That means you will study from a Christian perspective with peers and professors who will challenge and strengthen your convictions. You will leave here not only with the knowledge to become a clinician or health service professional, but also with the wisdom to be one who practices Christian compassion and stewardship.
Explore Public health
Put your public health knowledge to work in the real world by getting involved in on-campus student organizations or going off-campus for a semester or interim.
Take advantage of the flexible, interdisciplinary nature of our program by pursuing areas of study according to your interests and career plans.
Careers & Outcomes
Learn about opportunities in the public health field and the variety of career options at your disposal.
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Calvin alum responds to the pandemic with innovative diagnostics
What 2011 grad Cheri Ackerman is doing in the lab as a postdoctoral fellow at the Broad Institute of MIT & Harvard is about as relevant as it gets in the current environment.
News & Stories, May 18, 2020
Calvin University takes major step toward opening in fall 2020
Calvin University is partnering with Helix Diagnostics in its plans for a safe return to campus operations in fall 2020. Through the arrangement, Calvin will be able to ensure that all faculty, staff, and students will be tested and screened for COVID-19 upon arriving on campus.
News & Stories, May 13, 2020
A pile of clothes serves a deeper purpose
Calvin student Freshta Tori Jan created an online store that makes masks and distributes them to the homeless. And it all started when a pile of old clothes crossed into the path of a compelling mission.
News & Stories, April 16, 2020
Covering the Calvin community
The Calvin community was issued a challenge: create 500 cloth face coverings to ensure that every student still living on campus and every essential staff member regularly coming to campus had access to at least one. Four days later, the community was covered!
News & Stories, April 14, 2020
Nursing professor heads to hot spot of COVID-19 pandemic
On March 30, Dr. Katherine Kunnen, an assistant professor of nursing at Calvin University, headed to New York City, to help respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. We caught up with her via a video Q&A on Wednesday, April 8, 2020, during her lunch break.
News & Stories, April 9, 2020
When meetings become risky business
A data expert at Calvin University's Center for Social Research has created a COVID-19 visual meeting risk calculator that projects how risky one’s social behavior can be based on the estimated infection rate of the region one lives and works in.
News & Stories, March 23, 2020
Show your stripes at Calvin University's Rare Disease Symposium
Calvin University Rare Disease Research & Support will host a Rare Disease Symposium on Rare Disease Day, February 29th, 2020 at the Prince Conference Center.
News & Stories, February 25, 2020
Calvin receives national recognition for community engagement
Calvin University is one of 359 campuses across the country to receive the Carnegie Foundation's Classification for Community Engagement in 2020.
News & Stories, February 11, 2020
The Steps, The Paper, And a Bridge
Adopted daughter and family recount journey of bravery.
Spark, April 01, 2018
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