Public Health & Health Services Administration

Public Health

The BS in Public Health prepares students for entry-level positions in county health departments, non-profit health agencies, medical service settings, school systems, and businesses. The public health workforce works to promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. They do this by assessing needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs; coordinating health services; serving as a resource person; and advocating for specific health issues. Graduates are qualified to apply to take the test for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). 

Major in Public Health 


Minor in Public Health

Advising Contact

Holly Nevarez
Department of Public Health & Health Services Administration
Butte Hall, office 627

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PHHA receives CEPH accreditation

Our program was accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a Standalone Bachelor Program (SBP) in 2023. This is a great honor and accomplishment!

CEPH’s mission is “CEPH assures quality in public health education and training to achieve excellence in practice, research and service, through collaboration with organizational and community partners.” To our program, having this accreditation means that we meet a stand of excellence set by CEPH. We have always known that we provide a great education in public health, but being accredited by CEPH confirms that we meet standards set by this organization and that align with other public health programs across the country.

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You can view our official accreditation report (PDF) and self-study (PDF)