The public health program allows students to explore a rapidly growing field and prepare for an advanced degree program.

If you have a broad range of health-related interests and a passion for making a difference, the public health major at Meredith will be a good fit for you. This interdisciplinary program offers a strong liberal arts education combined with the opportunity to gain specific skills in a rapidly growing field.

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Carolina Perez-Heydrich
Public Health Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)
(919) 760-8020
149 Science/Mathematics
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Options in Public Health
Science & Methematics Building


At Meredith, you will have opportunities to pursue in-depth research under the guidance of faculty mentors. You'll be prepared for a professional position as a public health generalist, and you'll be well-equipped to pursue an advanced degree in public health if you choose to do so.

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Studying at Meredith led Lindsay Parlberg to a career as a public health analyst. Watch video »

Studying at Meredith led Lindsay Parlberg to a career as a public health analyst.

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Public Health Program Coordinator Carolina Perez-Heydrich explains what makes some diseases so difficult to eradicate. Watch video »

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Career Outlook


Public Health Panel Discussion

Public health is a diverse and rapidly growing field. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, public health-related employment opportunities are expected to grow in the coming decade in response to global concerns such as emerging diseases, bio-terrorism, infectious disease surveillance, and water resource issues. Read more »