Public Health Degree Program
Wingate's Newest Major
Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
About Public Health
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 Program/Department at Wingate University is to be a vital academic and communal partner that is integral to improving local, national, and global health outcomes.
Our mission is to develop knowledgeable and ethical public health professionals committed to addressing the population need for improved health outcomes and overall well-being through education, collaboration, research, and community engagement.
Public Health majors at Wingate must meet the requirements for a BS degree and major specific coursework.
Plans of Study
For more information regarding the BSPH coursework and suggested plans of study please see the links below. The four year academic plans are standard templates for how a degree can be completed in eight (8) consecutive fall & spring semesters. There is varying flexibility in the exact course sequence depending upon individual student circumstances, major curriculum and course availability. Students should consult with their faculty advisor for course sequencing, degree planning and other considerations. Students are ultimately responsible for their degree planning.
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. For more information regarding the 4+1 please click here.
Public Health Career Opportunities
After graduation, you are prepared to enter the job market or continue with an advanced degree in graduate school. BSPH graduates will be eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist Examination, which will further enhance their ability to succeed in public health careers. Through the bachelor program, students will be prepared to enter the workforce with entry-level skills with an emphasis on health education and promotion. Students will be prepared to work in settings and sectors such as child welfare, education, healthcare, and law enforcement.
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
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that the job market for health education specialists and community health workers will grow by 13 percent this decade and that demand for public health service managers will increase by 18 percent. Both are growing much faster than the average occupation.