Health Sciences

Late last year, healthcare surpassed manufacturing and retail to become the largest source of jobs in the United States. At Wingate, we were ready. Our variety of professional programs join pure science with practical, clinical care so that you can put your knowledge to work improving the well-being of others. We’ve also designed our undergrad science curricula with distinct pathways to get you to your passion faster.

Social Sciences

How we think, behave and relate to one another makes society work or prevents it from working. Understanding cultural context and exploring ways to help make life better for individuals and the larger community are two of many challenges facing those in the social sciences. That’s why hands-on learning and research are hallmarks of Wingate’s criminal justice, human services, psychology and sociology programs.

Sport Sciences

Whether your goal is to guide the young, create a lifelong passion for an active lifestyle or work with a professional sports organization, you can begin your journey in Wingate’s School of Sport Sciences. Courses that delve into sport law and education theory and exposure to the latest sports research help prepare our students, as do hands-on experiences with teams from prep level to pro.

Business

Competitive? Yes. Collaborative? Definitely. But creative? Absolutely. Students in Wingate’s Porter B. Byrum School of Business get a broad understanding of what it takes to survive in an ever-changing marketplace. Whether pursuing one of our five undergraduate business degrees or working on a capstone project in our master’s programs, our students put their own passions in the foreground and refuse to be satisfied with business as usual.

Education

It is true that teachers touch the future, but at Wingate, they can start having an impact in the present. Our teacher education majors begin field experiences in K-12 settings during the first half of their freshmen year and continue each semester to engage in hands-on learning that integrates theory and practice. The Thayer School of Education offers 11 undergraduate majors in addition to master’s and doctorate programs tailored especially for working adults.

Arts & Sciences

From American government to zoology, the diatonic scale to scalene triangles, the poems of Robert Frost to the thawing of permafrost — there’s a lot to study in the arts and sciences at Wingate. No matter your major, our Global Perspectives (GPS) core curriculum will help you learn to think critically, understand global cultures and write and speak clearly. With GPS, you can set your own course.

Public Health 4+1 Program

Fast-track your way to two degrees in five years.

Earn a four-year bachelor’s and a two-year master’s degree in public health in just five years on our accelerated 4+1 track to give yourself a competitive edge in the public health/healthcare workforce. Once you graduate, you’ll be able to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Choosing 4 + 1

Once you’ve enrolled in Wingate’s bachelor’s program, you can apply to 4+1 the semester before starting your senior year (typically spring of junior year). Application deadlines are April 1 and Nov. 1. Admission criteria for early entry into the master’s program:

  • Complete a minimum of 90 credit hours by end of junior year.
  • GPA of 3.25 or higher on public health major coursework as identified in the Academic Catalog.
  • Able to articulate Statement of Intent for enrolling.
  • GRE is waived for Wingate University BSPH students

Major Requirements

You’ll complete your bachelor’s requirements - public health curriculum, major required courses and restricted electives - in three and half years as outlined in the academic plan (link) so you can dive into online master’s courses during the second semester of your fourth year.

Valuable Experience

During the third year of the program, you’ll engage in community-based laboratory work learning how to interact with data science concepts. In the fourth and fifth years, you’ll interact with influential community partners to gain practical firsthand experience, putting into practice what you’ve learned in the classroom.

Career Paths

With a dual degree in public health, you will be prepared to enter the workforce at a higher level and able to handle greater responsibility within the field, putting you in a position to earn more and advance more quickly. The Wingate public health program will prepare you to work in a variety of jobs such as health educator, public health analyst, public health advisor, health program coordinator, program evaluator, research scientist, social service manager, policy analyst, data analyst, health service director and more.

If you’d like to know more about the BSPH-MPH 4+1 program email Dr. Suzie S. Wolf, DHSc, CPH, PA-C at s.wolf@wingate.edu or R Dr. Shanta R. Dube, PhD, MPH, Director, Master of Public Health Program at s.dube@wingate.edu.

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