Are you looking for a dynamic interdisciplinary major that is designed to make a difference in the health of populations?


Application closes May 8, 2015​Visit our website​ for more information!​

If so, apply today for the public health major, now a part of the School of Human Ecology! This broad field encompasses everything from infectious diseases to health policy.


Fast-track your education with the advanced program and earn both a BS in Public Health and an MPH in Public Health in just 5 years!


Public Health Majors are enthusiastic about this major!


“The biggest difference I’ve seen between public health and some other majors is how much I actively participate in my learning.  It’s not just about learning about public health, it’s about how you as an individual can make a difference in the field.”

“Public health classes aren’t your usual cut and dry classes—they are interesting, engaging, and very applicable.  You aren’t going to be memorizing hundreds of definitions; instead you will learn concepts and ideas…”

“The faculty is very knowledgeable and you can tell they want to be here for the students”


How do I become a Public Health Major?

Admission to the Public Health major is selective and competitive. You can apply for the program now if you willcomplete all 5 five prerequisite courses by  the end of Spring 2015 (or Summer 2015).  Qualified applicants will be enrolled in PBH 317 (T/TH 9:30 am) for Fall 2015. Your performance in this class (minimum B-), along with other criteria, will be used to make an admissions decision at the end of the Fall 2015 semester.

What are the prerequisite requirements?

You must complete each of the following courses with a grade of C- or better and a GPA of 2.75 or in all five courses.

Courses: BIO 311 C, BIO 311D, CH 301, CH 302, M408 C,N,K, or R.  Your AP and transfer credit for these courses will be evaluated to confirm your eligibility.


Contact Marjorie Hartwell with questions: or 512-232-7385



Involvement in Organization “Kick Off” Fair:

  • Set up
  • Break down
  • Tie dying station
  • Handing out free give aways

Involvement in Career Fair:

  • Set up
  • Food pick-up
  • Break down/Clean up
  • Directing organizations/research presenter to designated area

Involvement in Global Health Night:

  • Set up
  • Break down/Clean up
  • Food pick-up
  • Distribution of food (requires food permit)

Involvement in Carnival Day:

  • Set up
  • Break down/Clean up
  • Food pick-up
  • Passing out free giveaways and prizes
  • Directing organizations to designated area