Public health is one of the quickly evolving subject areas in the world, focusing on the health at the population level by dealing with hygiene, epidemiology and disease prevention. Though small by size, New Jersey is among the states with the highest population density in the country. It’s more than 8.9 million residents experience a large disparity in health status due to various social, economic and biological factors. Among the many health problems that need to be addressed are low birthweight, preventable hospitalization, obesity and drug use. Therefore, the job prospects in public health are quite favorable in the local community and neighboring states.
Minor in Public Health consists of five courses (20 credits). All courses in the minor discuss relevant health topics under the interdisciplinary, intercultural and international scopes. Students gain knowledge on the history, core values and concepts of public health. They learn to use the tools of public health data collection and study evidence-based approaches to identify and address the major health needs and concerns of disparate populations.
Independent Study or Internship (*The project must relate to global/population health; upon approval by a faculty advisor)
Public Health Analyst
Public Information Specialist
Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges
Medical and Health Services Managers
$82,850 - $167,820
Other Healthcare Support Occupations
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* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020).
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