If you have a broad range of health-related interests and a passion for making a difference, the public health major at Meredith may be a good fit for you.
This challenging, interdisciplinary program offers a strong liberal arts education combined with the opportunity to gain specific skills in a rapidly growing field. An ideal location near Research Triangle Park provides opportunities to pursue in-depth research under the guidance of faculty mentors who will know your individual strengths and interests. 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.
For an overview of this interdisciplinary science, check out this website developed by the Association of Schools of Public Health.
Lindsay Parlberg, ’15, is the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. Her diverse internships and research experiences have helped her decide what area of public health she wants to pursue and have prepared her for a professional position in the public health field.
With the recent ebola outbreak, viral illness has been a topic of much concern. In this minute-long video, Dr. Carolina Perez-Heydrich, assistant professor of biological sciences and coordinator of Meredith College’s public health program, explains why we can eradicate some diseases like polio and smallpox, but not others like ebola and influenza.