About the course
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health and well-being of communities. Where clinical professionals such as doctors and nurses focus on treating individuals after they become sick or are injured, public health professional are concerned with the health of entire populations, attempting to prevent problems from occurring or recurring through education, policy development, advocacy, service and research. Reflecting the interdisciplinary approach of the Dornsife School of Public Health, students in the major will take courses originating from the various public health core disciplines, which include epidemiology, community health and prevention, environmental and occupational health, and health management and policy. The diversity in course offerings provides the students with the general foundations of each discipline within public health. Student learning is enhanced by faculty expertise from a wide array of backgrounds ranging from epidemiology, community health, global health, sociology, psychology, medicine, health policy, health economics, industrial hygiene and anthropology in addition to many more. As the students progress through the major, they will gain more breath and depth in the specific discipline of their choosing through the co-op experience as well as the capstone courses in their senior year. Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years)
Intake Months
January, May, August
Delivery Locations
Bachelor Degree
4 Years

Johnson and Wales University

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Johnson & Wales University is a world-renowned leader in experiential education. It was founded as a business school in 1914 by Gertrude I. Johnson and Mary T. Wales. From its origins as a school devoted to business education, JWU has grown to a junior college, senior college, and ultimately university status. The University is an exceptional education that inspires professional success and lifelong personal and intellectual growth. It is committed to strengthen itself through continuous improvement of academic programs and accountability for student learning. At the heart of the university’s vision is the goal of providing ambitious, purposeful students with the foundation to flourish personally and professionally.
JWU restructured the academic colleges and schools into numerous colleges namely the College of Arts & Sciences, College of Business, College of Culinary Arts, College of Engineering & Design, College of Health & Wellness, College of Hospitality Management, and College of Online Education. Today, the university is offering a variety of new degree programs that reflect the growing industries of tomorrow. At Johnson & Wales, experiential education is more than an internship. It’s curriculum is directly related to students’ chosen industry, so they graduate with the specific knowledge and skills that employers are seeking.
JWU’s teaching approach is unique. The students will be immersed in intimate class settings, exchanging ideas through collaborative learning, and apply what they have learned in the classroom to real world projects in it’s industry-specific labs. Johnson & Wales University has four campuses. The students will find a welcoming, close-knit community and active social life at each. At JWU, it is focused on providing students amazing experiences today to create a more amazing future tomorrow.
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Providence Campus - Johnson and Wales University

8 Abbott Park Place, Providence, Rhode Island, 02903

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In Providence, the university revitalized close to 100 acres of waterfront alongside our Harborside Campus, providing a stunning natural setting and a range of environmental and recreational benefits to the community. The campus’ 82,000-square-foot Cuisinart Center for Culinary Excellence showcases stunning views of Narragansett Bay and is designed as the nation’s first LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified culinary lab.

Charlotte Campus - Johnson and Wales University

801 West Trade Street, Charlotte, North Carolina, 28202

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In Charlotte, JWU moved to a blighted area being redeveloped; today the campus encompasses 8 buildings on 13 acres in Uptown Charlotte.