Public Health

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

Focus on the health conditions of all people in a community, with the goal of disease and injury prevention.

Why Earn Your Minor in Public Health?

The Public Health Minor has been designed for undergraduate students who are looking for an introduction to the field and its disciplines.

Public health is an exciting field that covers a broad range of disciplines and issues, including communicable disease, chronic disease, health education, environmental safety, access to healthcare and healthful lifestyles. Whereas medicine focuses on treating the health conditions of an individual, in public health, the focus is on health conditions of all people in a community, with the goal of prevention.

Why Minor in Public Health at Adelphi?

  • Completing a minor in public health is open to students in any major, and is an especially complementary curriculum for those in nursing, pre-med, social sciences, health education, physical education, or others who are thinking of a career with a health focus.
  • This minor introduces the foundations of public health including prevention, organizations and agencies providing public health services, and issues at local, state, national, and international levels.

How do I declare the Minor in Public Health?

Students are advised to consult the department’s adviser (Dr. M. Pilar Martin) as early in their studies as possible. This will enable you to seek the advice needed to be able to complete the requirements of the minor.

Complete the Change of Major/Minor form on the Registrar website.

Phone Number
Nexus Building 373


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our undergraduate and graduate students have jobs or are continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

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Nexus Building

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