Public Health

Public Health

College for Adults | Henrietta Schmoll School of Health

Do you find yourself motivated by the idea of increasing quality of life, health, and safety for communities large and small? When you earn your hybrid (on-campus and online) public health degree in St. Paul from St. Kate's College for Adults, you’ll gain the skills and experience to influence health and safety policies, improve the health of populations, and work for social justice.

Program Details

Classes meet: Evenings and weekends

Time to completion: 24 months

Credits for major: 48

Cost per credit (2019–2020): $445

Start: Fall, spring, or summer

Most College for Adults students receive some form of financial aid.

Explore the courses

A Public Health Program Designed for Busy Adults

You'll learn about public health foundations, global health, epidemiology, healthcare teams, and biological impacts on human health, all with a focus on ethics.

Each course for the bachelor's in public health for adult learners meets in a hybrid format, combining evening/weekend meetings on our St. Paul campus with online learning between sessions — perfect for busy adults.

A degree in public health prepares you for employment in public health, strengthens the background of health professionals who are interested in public health practice areas, and provides an excellent foundation for students who are interested in pursuing graduate study in public health, pre-professional degrees (e.g. pre-Med, pre-PA) or related areas.

After graduating with their bachelor's, students can move seamlessly into St. Kate's Master of Public Health (MPH): Global Health program, A fast-track, "3+2" dual degree option is available for students who want to combine a bachelor's in public health with the MPH degree.

College for Adults students on Fontbonne steps
Careers in Public Health

Students who graduate from the hybrid (on-campus and online) public health program from St. Kate's College for Adults will possess the skills and experience to enter into positions such as:

  • community health worker/educator
  • environmental health technician
  • prevention outreach specialist
  • program manager
  • AmeriCorps or Peace Corps
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