Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
The public health major at Wingate is a unique blend of the coursework interdisciplinary in nature similar to the field itself. As a Public Health major, you’ll take classes in social sciences, health education, global health, epidemiology, statistics, healthcare management and systems, and health ethics. High school courses that could help you excel in Public Health include statistics, sociology, health science and foreign language. Psychology, environmental science, chemistry and biology can also help give you a solid foundation.
As the field of public health is interdisciplinary, the proposed BSPH program encompasses an interdisciplinary and diverse faculty. Outside departments, including Sociology/ Human Services, Psychology, Political Science and History, Math, Biology, Religion, and Communications will all be contributing to the success of the BSPH students. The WU Collaborative for the Common Good will also contribute to the success of the BSPH students by helping to facilitate internship and hand-on experiences with community partners.
The vision of Wingate University’s Department of the Public Health is to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all.
Collaboration & Teamwork
Diversity & Inclusion
Integrity & Ethical Practice
Innovation & Academic Excellence
Our mission is to cultivate skilled and ethical public health professionals committed to achieving health equity and improving health outcomes for ALL populations.
KNOWLEDGE: To provide high-quality student-centered education that increases public health knowledge and skills to address population health outcomes and achieve health equity.
SERVICE: To provide experiential learning that engages students in public health advocacy, leadership and partnerships to achieve health and well-being of all populations.
SCHOLARSHIP: To contribute to advancing public health knowledge and best practices through student and faculty scholarship.
Wingate’s Dr. Shanta Dube led research into a hidden form of maltreatment that has big impacts down the line. The research has drawn media attention from around the world.
A diverse group of speakers left attendees at the University's first TEDx event pondering authenticity, empathy, maternal health and much more.
Director of Wingate’s Master of Public Health program dives back into landmark study to fill in gaps and focus on resiliency.
Dr. Shanta Dube brings experience with CDC and REDCap software to significant public-health project for Union County.
Initial cohort to earn degrees after two years in online program that focuses on health education and promotion.
Public health professionals are leading the nation’s response to the COVID19 pandemic through surveillance, testing, modeling, and education. They are on the front lines, making a difference in the health and safety of the American public.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job market for health education specialists and community health workers will grow by 13% this decade and that demand for public health service managers will increase by 18%. Both are growing much faster than the average occupation.
4+1 Advantage Program
Wingate University BSPH students will also have the opportunity to explore an accelerated pathway to obtaining a graduate Master of Public Health degree.
Public Health Club
Wingate's Public Health Club is a student organization consisting of various BSPH and MPH students. The clubs main goals are to to unite students' passion about public health, foster a space for learning, collaboration, and advocacy to drive positive health impacts in the Wingate University Campus and surrounding community. In doing so, students in the club arrange health related community services opportunities and host public health speaker and health awareness events. If your looking to get involved or to learn more please follow the club on Instagram @wupublichealth.