Our global society is faced with new questions, threats, and opportunities in public health. Public health and business are inherently connected, and it is within these synergies that inventive solutions to existing and emerging global health issues are found.
This dual degree program prepares students to be versatile and multidisciplinary future leaders who will meet important challenges related to public health and business.
A total of 152 credits are required and both degrees can be completed in four years of study. Students can pursue any of the business majors offered by the Martin J. Whitman School of Business; for the public health major, students can pursue the healthcare management concentration.
Public Health B.S.: Students participate in experiential, community-based learning requirements across the four years of study. These experiences provide students with opportunities to apply knowledge gained in the classroom to real-world, health-related challenges. These experiences culminate with PHP 422, the Senior Year Capstone Internship Experience.
Business B.S.: Students apply their management skills and knowledge to community problems through a Community Service Project in which 50 hours at a maximum of two organizations is completed. In addition, students complete at least one internship after they acquire junior standing.
With careful planning, dually enrolled students can complete a semester-long study abroad experience fulfilling liberal arts requirements. Or students may opt to complete a semester-long, public health-related internship at one of these sites:
Australia: University of Sydney
SIT India: Public Health, Gender, and Sexuality
SIT Kenya: Global Health and Human Rights
SIT South Africa: Community Health and Social Policy
Students who complete the dual degree in business and public health can further study health administration (M.H.A.), business administration (MBA), public health (MPH), or public administration (M.P.A.).
As a graduate with a dual degree in business and public health, students can explore careers such as healthcare manager, clinical services coordinator, health project manager, health insurance claims specialist, and patient finance specialist, or entry-level positions specific to business or public health.
Program Requirements & Electives
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