Your Future in Public Health

Why Public Health?

There is high demand for more public health professionals in the workforce, and this demand has steadily increased over the years. One of the Healthy People 2020 objectives is to increase the number of colleges and universities that offer a major or minor in public health. UNT is one of the leading universities meeting that need by providing exciting opportunities for you in this field.

Public Health coursework incorporates several subject areas such as social, behavioral and health sciences with a specific focus on health promotion. Upon graduating and entering the workforce, you have a variety of professional options within public and private sector organizations to choose from:

  • Community, state and worldwide think tanks
  • Foundations
  • Government agencies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Hospitals

You also can further your education by attending graduate school for advanced degrees in Public Health.

What to expect

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health consists of 120 college credit hours. The degree requires:

  • 42 hours of general academics
  • 39 hours of major courses
  • 9 hours in public health electives
  • 30 hours of free electives

About our department and programs

The Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services (RHS) is an interdisciplinary department that houses:

  • Two bachelor's degrees (Public Health and Rehabilitation Studies)
  • Two master's degrees (Rehabilitation Counseling and Health Services Administration)
  • Ph.D. in Health Services Research
  • Several minors and certificates

Our faculty are innovative and student-oriented, and provide mentoring, support and interdisciplinary research opportunities. We have 15 dedicated full-time faculty who are ready and willing to help you achieve your goals.