College for Public Health & Social Justice
To learn more about each of the majors available in the School of Public Health, please click the links below. For more comprehensive information about the college as a whole, please visit http://www.slu.edu/x25059.xml.
The Emergency Management degree is designed to improve competence in emergency management leaders to serve in a diverse range of response sectors. The curriculum is unique for preparation in management and planning positions across the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors instrumental in preventing, responding, and recovering from disasters and other high consequence events.
At 16 percent of the nation's budget, the organization, financing and delivery of health care services in America demands critical review, change and innovation. This program provides training to students interested in managing heath care resources to improve the population's health. It is a functional equivalent to a business degree with a concentration in health care. Jobs are available in a variety of sectors: hospitals, clinics, office practice management, private and public sector administration, pharmaceuticals, health insurance, device makers, research management.
Studies in public health provide students with the background to understand how disease affects a community and how structures can be implemented to improve the health of an entire population. This program allows students to consider how behavioral change, health education, environmental health and health care all contribute to a healthy community. Through service learning, all the introductory courses allow students to get involved with community health projects in the St. Louis area. Our graduates work for local, state and national health agencies as health educators, environmental assessors, epidemiologists, and much more. Offered in both the fall and spring semesters, PUBH 201: Introduction to Global Health is a good overview course for the major/profession.