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Bachelor of Science: Public Health Studies (formerly Community Health Education)

Students who earn a degree in Public Health Studies are provided a strong foundation in the US Public Health System, factors impacting human health and disease, population based and individual approaches to health enhancement, the importance of data in public health, health policy, health law, health communication and much more. Students selecting the Public Health Education Concentration are prepared to develop programs that encourage individuals and communities to protect, maintain and improve health and enhance quality of life. Public Health Education specialists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, non-profit organizations, government agencies, doctors’ offices, business & industry, and colleges/universities. Upon graduation, Public Health Education specialists are eligible to take a national exam to become Certified Health Education Specialists. Public Health Studies majors may also pursue a concentration in Gerontology to specialize in life-span health promotion.

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UNCW offers scholarships to currently enrolled students. All prospective and accepted School of Health & Applied Human Sciences students are encouraged to fill out their FAFSA and the UNCW Scholarship Application in MySeaport to be eligible to receive awards from the university, college or school.

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