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Public Health, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Erie, PA, United States
Students enter Public Health major from Gannon University with the goal of creating a healthier world. Public health saves money, improves quality of life, helps children thrive and reduces human suffering; graduates can expect to pursue job opportunities or graduate work in public health or medicine.
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Public health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through planned and organized efforts.  Focusing on health promotion and disease prevention and addressing complex health problems at the community level, students will learn to deliver health programs that target specific population groups and gain real-world experience through extensive classroom learning, hands-on experiences/service-learning and an internship in their field of interest.

You Will Achieve

Public Health program graduates from Gannon University are employed everywhere in health care including: hospitals, health care management organizations, state and county health departments, non-profit organizations, nursing homes, community-based wellness programs, school districts and healthcare accrediting agencies. The public health field offers a wide range of career options.

As professionals, public health alumni work in a variety of capacities to:

  • improve access to and advocate for health care for communities.
  • prevent and treat substance abuse.
  • assure the safety of our food supply.
  • contain the spread of infectious diseases.
  • deliver smoking cessation programs.

Among the many position titles for public health professionals are: epidemiologist, wellness programs director,  health administrator, health educator, geriatric care manager, school health coordinator, community health worker, lab technician, health education consultant, diabetes educator or community school leader.

The student who pursues a post-baccalaureate degree may enter graduate schools to prepare for careers as a physician, healthcare manager, medical scientist, public health advisor pharmacist, etc.

You Will Earn

Salaries in the field vary depending on the location and type of organization.

  • community school leaders: $58,000
  • health educators: $42,000
  • health service managers: $88,000
  • medical scientists: $76,000

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Public Health
  • Epidemiology for Public Health
  • Global Health

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

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    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

General Requirements

  • Completion of 16 academic units at the high school level, four of which must be English; remainder of units are to be comprised of four units of mathematics; four units of science; and four units in any combination of social sciences and foreign language.
  • Academic course selection, grades, letters of recommendation, personal statement and SAT/ACT scores will be carefully reviewed for admission consideration.
  • Demonstrate motivation and curiosity through interests and extracurricular activities.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16135 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16135 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Erie

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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