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Public Health Major


The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program prepares graduates to advance the public’s health through education, health promotion, disease prevention, and the improvement of health outcomes of populations and individuals domestically and globally.

An Interdisciplinary Degree Program

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program is offered by the School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science in collaboration with schools and departments across the College. This comprehensive, interdisciplinary program allows students to take classes from all seven TCNJ schools providing a personalized yet rigorous educational experience. Faculty enthusiastically share their rich professional expertise engaging students in experiential learning through interactive pedagogy and participation in leadership opportunities including research, conferences, networking, global study, intensive internships and mentoring.

Requirements for the Public Health Major

The Public Health major requires ten courses including 5 core courses and 5 major course options from the areas of Research Methods, Global Public Health, Communications, Social and Behavioral Science and one elective option approved by the Public Health coordinator. Because of the emphasis on global health, Public Health majors must complete a second language through the third sequence (101,102 and 103). A natural science course from the options below and a statistics course (STA 115 or STA 215) also are required for the major and Liberal Learning.

View Curriculum Plan (PDF, 2016)

Capstone Internship

  • 120 hours of on-site experiential education with an approved public health agency
  • May be completed in the Summer, Fall or Spring of Senior year, or some combination thereof with approval
  • To the extent possible, student interests will be matched with internship site

Revision Advisory

The School of Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science on behalf of the Public Health major maintains the right and responsibility to revise content as appropriate in response to changes to accreditation requirements or other professional standards in the field.

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