Public Health

Public Health 

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.

Contact Information
Carolina Perez-Heydrich
Public Health Program Coordinator
149 Science/Mathematics
(919) 760-8020
cperezheydrich@meredith.edu
Biological Sciences Department »
School of Natural & Mathematical Sciences »

Explore all Majors »

Previous
Next

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.

Career Outlook

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 »

student in checked shirt

At Meredith, Rana Oueijan, ’19, pursued a focused academic path and enjoyed a variety of powerful hands-on learning experiences. Next up: the four-year Doctor of Pharmacy program at Campbell University.

Profile photo of Tori Edwards

Victoria (Tori) Edwards, ’18, has accepted challenges inside and outside the classroom, while discovering a passion for quality healthcare and her desire for advocacy.

Katie Murphy

At Meredith, Katie Murphy has come to see how her sense of responsibility is a strength.

Public Health Videos

Strong Story | Lindsay Parlberg
Lindsay is a strong student and the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Strong Story | Lindsay Parlberg

Lindsay is a strong student and the first woman in Meredith’s history to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.
Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

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

Why is it so difficult to eradicate some diseases?

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