The University of North Carolina Wilmington and the Public Health program are committed to student engagement, creative inquiry, critical thinking, thoughtful expression, and responsible citizenship. The competency-based curriculum helps students develop a strong skill set to tackle public health problems through experiential, community-engaged opportunities. Service learning, internships and capstone projects allow students to apply skills learned in class.
All students in the Public Health program complete the public health core courses, providing a foundation in the U.S. public health system, factors impacting human health, population, and individual approaches to health enhancement and more.
Four concentration areas are available:
The community health education, global health and gerontology concentrations provide a foundation in program planning and implementation. Pre-clinical students are prepared with a strong science background for continued health science study.