Rutgers- SBP



The Bloustein School’s undergraduate major in public health offers a dynamic learning environment that prepares students to tackle society’s most pressing contemporary health-related issues. We believe the public health challenges of the present and future require an understanding of the interrelatedness of policy, planning, and health. With that in mind, we provide a liberal education rich in sciences and the humanities to promote an understanding of key public health principles. Our students learn about the upstream factors that influence community health, particularly poverty, housing, work and unemployment, social exclusion, food security, transportation, access to health and social services, and evidence-based, data-driven decision-making. Our graduates go on to advanced degrees or engage entry-level careers in population health, disease prevention infectious disease control; health problems of children, older adults, and the medically underserved; chronic disease management; health monitoring and surveillance; environmental/occupational health and safety; and emergency preparedness.