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Public Health


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About Public Health

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.

Required courses:

  2. Statistics or Research Methods Category (Select One):
  3. Health Policy and Management Category (Select One):
  4. Social and Behavioral Sciences Category (Select One):
  5. Social and Behavioral Sciences Category (Select One):
Career Opportunities
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Public Information Specialist

Sample Job Titles and National Salary Ranges

Job TitleSalary Range
Medical and Health Services Managers$82,850 - $167,820
Other Healthcare Support OccupationsNo Salary Data

* Sources of Information: United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2020). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, please contact Career Services ( or visit

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