Working with their faculty advisor, students will develop a customized area of emphasis based on their public health interests utilizing existing course offerings across the UTC campus. Beginning in their second semester, students will complete a minimum of 6 elective credit hours (approx. 2 courses) and a Public Health Exposure course (3 credit hours), which can be taken during any semester. Six credits can be taken in the fourth semester if students are wanting to stay full-time. Elective courses may be satisfied through in-person and online course offerings.
Potential areas of emphasis include:
- Quantitative science (i.e., specializing in biostatistics and epidemiology)
- Public health leadership
- Social justice
- Public administration
- Healthy policy and services
The goal of the area of emphasis is to guide students in developing an area of expertise to complement their training in chronic disease prevention and control to increase their future job marketability.