Meredith’s new public health major is featured in a USA Today College story about the field’s growth.
In the article, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences Carolina Perez-Heydrich, the program coordinator, talks about how the public health program meets the needs of students interested in science and the liberal arts.
Perez-Heydrich said, “Public health expands the focus in health-related careers rather than limiting students to a major in biology or to follow a path in medicine. Its ecological approach to health is something that attracts students, especially those with multiple career options.”
Meredith will officially begin offering the public health major beginning in Fall 2014. Lindsay Parlberg, one of the students who have already declared a major in public health, is also quoted in the USA Today College story.
Meredith’s new public health major will build on the strengths of the College’s existing academic programs. For the past decade, the College has invested resources to educate women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. One of the most visible examples of this focus is the College’s Science and Mathematics Building.
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