Choosing a Program
Getting Started: Questions to Ask Yourself
Do you aspire to a health career? Did you study biology or chemistry?
Then studying public health could combine your scientific insight and your deep regard for the quality of life to a population perspective.
Are you a grass-roots organizer, an educator, an adventurer, or a dreamer? Did you study Spanish, journalism, social work, international relations, peace studies, pre-law, or women’s studies?
Then studying public health could help you carve many exciting career paths in social change organizations.
Do you have a background in math, statistics, computer science, or economics? Do you like designing analytic processes, testing theories, and investigating the interaction of factors?
Then studying public health could help you apply your skills in countless research settings.
Do you think about systems and relationships in the environment? Have you studied management? Do you like to plan? Are you fascinated by politics?
Then studying public health could help you find your place in the world.
How do I choose an area of study?
Interested in a public health career but not quite sure which area to study? Let us help figure out the best fit for you!
Think about your own interests, then click on the links above in Choosing a Program to use our guide to pinpoint areas of study you might enjoy. These suggestions are neither exhaustive nor absolute, but they may offer a starting point to help you explore the possibilities.