“Current events have emphasized the importance of public health and have made familiar the names of our public health leaders. As we move forward, it will be fascinating to study the world’s response, analyzing what we did well and how we can improve for the future.”
—Taylor Tucker, public health graduate
Samford allows students to personalize their degree—through elective courses, scholarly projects and internship experiences—to expose them to a range of professions within the industry and to align their education with their future career goals.
Samford’s public health major utilizes the expertise of many disciplines within the School of Public Health, including healthcare administration and health information management. This collaborative nature provides a diversity of discussion, faculty expertise and resources.
In addition, students are empowered to learn alongside their peers in a variety of programs within the College of Health Sciences. This commitment reflects today's team-based approach to patient care and ensures that students learn about, from and with the individuals who will one day be their colleagues.
Distinct in its Christian mission, Samford encourages public health majors to consider the needs of the whole person, including mind, body and spirit. Faith plays an important role in public health, and at Samford, we believe that those who study public health are answering a calling to serve others, and faculty seek to not only mentor students professionally but personally and spiritually, as well.
By declaring public health as a major, students become eligible to apply for a fast-track program offered by Samford University, enabling them to complete their bachelor's degree and a Master of Public Health in just five years of study.
Samford considers the skills employers seek when hiring new professionals and develops curriculum to meet and exceed those expectations.
While graduates are prepared to enter the workforce immediately, some choose to continue their education and earn a graduate or professional degree in such fields as medicine, veterinary medicine, physician assistant studies and physical therapy.
The continuing studies online bachelor of science in public health offers three options:
In this field, there is not just one set thing you can do. I became a public health major because you get to see all of it… Being able to apply what I’ve learned to everyday things is what makes me so glad I’m a public health major.—Olivia Hogue, public health major
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