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Public Health

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.

Public Health Overview


The vision of Wingate University’s Department of Public Health is to attain the highest level of health and well-being for all.


Our mission is to cultivate skilled and ethical public health professionals committed to achieving health equity and improving health outcomes for ALL populations.


  • Collaboration and Teamwork

  • Student-Centered

  • Diversity and Inclusion

  • Integrity and ethical

  • Innovation and Academic Excellence

  • Professionalism

  • Empathy

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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. 

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Public Health Snapshot


Did You Know?

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.

Program Contact

Dr. Suzie S. Wolf, DHSc, CPH, PA-C
(704) 233-8187