Temple University Department of Public Health has been specifically named in U.S. News and World Report as a top destination for Public Health undergraduate programs in the United States.
Listed in “Discover 11 Hot College Majors That Lead to Jobs”, the article cites the threat of global epidemics and the industry's focus on prevention in health reform as the two major reasons this is a booming field.
To Public Health Director of Undergraduate Programs Sarah Bauerle Bass, the designation as an emerging field comes as no surprise. “Since our program changed to a BS in Public Health in 2000, we’ve seen unprecedented growth – growing over 300% in enrollment over the past decade” Bass said. “I think it’s a ‘hot major’ because the public health workforce needs front-line workers who have background and understanding of public health concepts” she continued.
The Public Health undergraduate program at Temple University is one of only 12 programs accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) in the United States, and is one of the oldest in the nation, having started the major many years before most programs. That standard as a department at the forefront of Public Health education is ingrained in both the undergraduate program and graduate programs in the department.
“We have been forward thinking and national advocates for arguing that undergrad programs can be an adjunct to graduate programs and understand that the two programs and their graduates are not in competition with each other,” Bass explains.
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