Simpson Tower 302
Phone: (323) 343- 4740
Lifetime wellness or health is dependent upon a variety of factors, many of which are related to environment and lifestyle. The primary mission of the Department of Public Health is to educate individuals to become entry-level health professionals at the baccalaureate or graduate level. In such roles, graduates can promote positive activities both personal and environmental that impact the health of individuals and communities.
The Department of Public Health offers a Bachelor of Science degree and a Master of Arts degree in Health Science. Students in these programs are prepared to provide direct services, advocacy, management, and counseling in health education, public health, environmental health, and community organizations. Graduates may assume various allied health roles such as teaching in public and private health agencies, and specializing in substance abuse prevention and treatment programs.
Professors: William M. London, Behjat A. Sharif, Walter A. Zelman (Chair).
Assistant Professor: Beth Hoffman.
Emeriti: Carlton Blanton, Robert L. Fennessy, Ben F. Scherer, William E. R. Whiteley, Vicente S. Zapata.
Programs for this Department:
• Public Health, B.S.
• Public Health Minor
• Undergraduate Certificate Program in Specialist in Alcohol and Drug Problems
• Health Science, M.A.
• Health Science Credential Program