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
Be involved with Public Health on campus!
Join Texas Public Health
Get your "This is public health" stickers in GEA 319 and Join The campaign!
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.
February 24, 10 am - 2 pm in the Texas Union Ballroom
Careers in Laboratory Science - Meet the gene team from MD Anderson
March 8, three presentations: 11 am, 12 noon and 1 pm in NHB 1.720 with pizza and drinks
advanced program (4+1) Information Session
March 30, 2 - 3 pm in the NHB HIT Classroom with light refreshments