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 public servant, but also with the wisdom to be one who practices Christian compassion and stewardship.

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Explore Public health

Student Experience
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.

Academics
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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