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About Public Health

How do we prevent outbreaks of infectious diseases? What are the best practices for managing assisted-living environments for elderly populations? How do we tackle childhood obesity?

The public health program will allow you to pursue studies and research in personal and environmental health, the delivery of health services, wellness lifestyles, current health care systems, epidemiology, health administration, health education, and occupational health. Whether your interest is in management, public planning, health care, or disease prevention, you will be prepared to enter positions in business, government, education, nonprofit, and health organizations. A rich blend of courses, internships, and research opportunities, combined with an accessible, student-oriented faculty, will enable you to relate your analysis of health problems to actual practice in professional management, planning, and health careers.

Rutgers’ ideal location provides students with all the resources they need to apply what they learn to real-world health care settings:

  • Johnson and Johnson’s world headquarters is a few steps from campus
  • Two premier academic hospitals are just minutes away

USA Today ranks Rutgers #4 nationally for colleges for a major in public health! This program takes into consideration the specific needs of adult and nontraditional students and University College-New Brunswick endorses it as an adult-friendly & working-professional program.

Admissions Process

First-year students first attend the School of Arts and Sciences or the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences and then can go through an application process to declare the major within the Bloustein School. Transfer students with at least 30 college credits and the required pre-requisites completed can apply for admission directly to the Bloustein School. This program is designed to accommodate the needs of transfer and nontraditional students.

Related Degrees and Programs

  • Certificate Programs
    • Health Disparities
    • Public Health Management
    • Public Health Preparedness