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Public Health Department - Information for Prospective New Majors

Prospective New Public health Majors

The Department of Public Health offers a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.  The program consists of 42 credits of coursework in core public health areas of study, including illness and disease, epidemiology, research, environmental health, health promotion, and health policy.  All candidates for the B.S. in Public Health must complete a 6 credit field internship. 

Students interested in becoming Public Health Majors need to complete an ASSESSMENT which can be downloaded by clicking here.  Students will return the completed assessment form and their 'what-if analysis' from Banner to Dr. Peggy Gallup, Coordinator of Undergraduate Public Health Studies in the Orlando House, Room 205, located at 144 Farnham Avenue, New Haven, across the street from Admissions.  Questions can be directed to Dr. Peggy Gallup at (203) 392-6961 or

Public Health Minors

Three public health minors are available:

Public Health

Focuses on the nature and role of the public health model as it affects health and disease.  It provides knowledge and skills for those students in business administration, economics, nursing, the sciences, and other disciplines who see themselves as having professional involvement in public health issues.

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Addresses personal behaviors and environmental conditions that impact the quality of personal and public health.  It is intended to increase the capacity of the individual to adopt health-benefiting behaviors and lifestyles.

Click for more information about a minor in Wellness


Intended to provide the student with a background in nutrition for personal and community application.

Click for more information about a minor in Nutrition