YOUR Portal to Public Health
an exciting degree path in Public Health at The University of Texas at Austin!
"the science and art of protecting and improving the health of communities and populations"
The mission of Public Health is to preserve, promote, and improve the health and well being of populations, communities, and individuals. To fulfill this mission, we foster collaborations among public health and the health professions in education, research, and service.
Are you passionate about keeping people healthy and safe? For information about how to use your communication and laboratory skills in an exciting and fulfilling health career, check out these links:
About Public Health Laboratories and their blog
The Center for Disease Control (enter Public Health in the search box). See their "Image of the Day"...!
What students are saying...
“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”
Sample 4 year degree plans are available outside the Advising Office in GEA 37
Learn about the program and advantages of completing the MPH from the UT Health Science Center School of Public Health with just one additional year after completing the BS in Public Health from UT Austin.
The application for students who plan to graduate with the BS in Public Health in May or August of 2017 is now open: Advanced Program 2016 Application
The deadline to apply is April 18, 2016. Contact Diane Larson with any questions.
Summer Internships in Brownsville
If you are a junior or a senior Public Health major, and have completed or will complete SDS 328M (or SDS 325H) and PBH 354 by May, 2016, apply for this summer's internship program in Brownsville, TX. Applications are open! The deadline to apply is April 18, 2106. This is a life-changing experience!
For a complete list of internship projects, click here. Contact Diane Larson with any questions.
Apply to CNS to be a public health major!
If you are not in the College of Natural Sciences and want to be a Public Health major, submit the Internal Transfer application by April 15.
Be involved with Public Health on campus!
Join Texas Public Health
Get your "This is public health" stickers in GEA 319. Join The campaign to Help spread awareness of public health
This nonprofit organization is leading a national health campaign for the public health issue of obesity, heart disease and diabetes and is currently accepting students who want to be involved.
Information about Zika virus
University Health Services (UHS) has posted Zika virus information on healthyhorns.utexas.edu with recommended guidelines from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the World Health Organization.
Zika virus is spread primarily by mosquito bites, but sexual transmission is also possible. Transmission through blood transfusion has been reported and is being investigated. Zika virus causes no symptoms in 80% of those it infects. When it does cause symptoms, they are usually mild. Pregnant women, however, have reasons for concern. The CDC recommends that pregnant women consider postponing travel to areas with active Zika transmission.
Check out the de Beaumont Foundation Blog, Why a career in governmental public health might be right for you More undergraduates than ever are earning degrees in public health, but fewer are choosing to pursue a career in governmental public health. This blog speaks to those students and early career professionals.
The 2015 UT Wellness Network Report on Student Health is available now! Are you surprised to know that only 46% of UT students meet the guidelines for moderate or vigourous intensity exercise? And only 11% of UT students get enough sleep to feel rested on 6 or more days a week? These are Public Health issues and impact academic success! Go here for more information.