The Department of Public Health at William Paterson University is a CEPH accredited standalone baccalaureate program committed to preparing students to understand and critically analyze public health issues, to recognize the importance of health disparities, and to understand the local, national and global dimensions of public health issues. The faculty is composed of a group of expert scholars, talented educators, accomplished researchers, published authors and national leaders in the public health field.
In the classroom, faculty merge their real-world public health experience with their expertise in a variety of fields, including health education, sexual health, health research methodology, epidemiology, stress, global health, public health nutrition and environmental health, among others. Faculty are actively engaged in public health research and community-based public health projects and often involve students directly in these projects to enhance the learning experience. Every undergraduate student in public health is required to complete a semester-long internship at a public health agency before graduation.