Areas of Study

Public Health

Public health professionals work behind the scenes to promote a healthy environment and prevent people from getting sick or hurt. This is sometimes achieved by encouraging healthy behaviors or by investigating patterns that could cause disease or injuries. For instance, a public health professional may work to create job safety protocols or develop a nutrition program for schools.

UTSA’s Public Health Program

The Public Health B.S. degree is for those who are interested in gaining knowledge and skills in a variety of healthcare related areas like biostatistics, environmental science, health and public administration, epidemiology and health behavior. The degree program is designed to prepare you for jobs in local, state and national government health agencies, corporate wellness programs and voluntary health agencies.  

At UTSA, Public Health is divided into two concentrations: Epidemiology and Disease Control (offered by the Department of Sociology in COLFA) and Health Promotion and Behavioral Science (offered by the Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Nutrition in COEHD). Concentrations are declared after you’ve been admitted and have met with your academic advisor.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

What can I do with a Public Health major?

Marketable Skills

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.


Student Spotlight

Brittany Garcia

Public Health Major

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