Promote Community Health
A healthy community means a brighter future. You can take part in this initiative by earning your bachelor's degree in public health at A&M-Commerce. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Our award-winning faculty are passionate about equipping you with the tools needed for success. In this program, you will analyze disease trends, learn proper prevention methods and many more life-saving skills. Students will have the opportunity to graduate prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
See Yourself Succeed with a Degree In Public Health
Foster your education with a space designed for innovation and collaboration. Our new Nursing and Health Science Building features state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that provide you with an unmatched experience.
Participate in programs that empower you with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive in a variety of settings. The Department of Health and Human Performance is dedicated to providing you with the knowledge and resources to succeed.
Enjoy learning from award-winning faculty. Our instructors have the knowledge and passion to help you succeed.
Our faculty will help you tackle complex challenges and discover solutions with hands-on research in the classroom and through internships.
Focus Your Passion
Choose from two areas of concentration while earning your bachelor’s degree. Discover which option works best for your research interests and career goals.
Public Health Professional
If you are interested in improving the health and well-being of people and communities, the Public Health Professional track is a worthwhile option. This track will provide you with a comprehensive education in public health, covering topics such as how diseases spread, how to analyze health data, how to protect the environment and more. You will also have the opportunity to apply your learning as you tackle real-world projects that will challenge you and prepare you for your future career. The Public Health Professional track will help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to become a successful public health leader.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in the health sector, the Health Sciences track is a great choice for you. This track gives you a solid foundation in health education while allowing you to choose electives that suit your specific goals. Whether you want to become a nurse, a doctor, or another health professional, this track will help you meet the requirements for various allied health programs.
Develop your skills by earning your bachelor's degree in public health. Our program opens many opportunities within the community.
Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries
Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2023
Internship experience provides a solid foundation for career success. Public health students are required to complete an internship during their senior year. Internships give students practical work experience with health promotion companies or organizations.
This course will introduce students to social justice as a public health issue and assist them in discovering their ability to create positive change in their own world. Social justice will provide a foundation for students to explore concepts, issues, and remedies, thereby developing the necessary analytical tools and information to see inequality and injustice and address historical and contemporary issues relevant to students' present-day lives.
This course will involve program planning in the health promotion field, including needs assessment, missions, goals and field objectives of health promotion programs.
This course covers the basic principles of epidemiology, with applications to investigations of chronic and infectious diseases. Explores various study concepts appropriate for disease surveillance and studies of etiology and prevention.
This course includes program implementation and evaluation in several health promotion settings.
Undergraduate Program Costs
Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.