Public Health Minor

Completing a 19-credit interdisciplinary minor in public health can be a first step to a career in public health, or the minor can enhance a career in related fields such as nursing, law, and public policy. A public health minor pairs well with fields such as sociology, public policy, communications, human biology, English, economics, globalization studies, philosophy, business, and computer science, but it's open to all Nazareth undergraduates.

Program Options, Requirements, and Course Descriptions

Contact Information

Mary Dahl Maher

Mary Dahl Maher

Associate Professor and Chair, Director of the Public Health Program in Nursing
Smyth Hall 221A

Education: B.S.N., D'Youville College; M.S.N., Case Western Reserve University; M.P.H., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of Rochester

Teaching and Research Interests: Midwifery, global public health, international education and women's studies. Recent research and publications include perinatal outcomes of Latina migrant farmworker women, international nursing dual-degree programs, and the influence of first-wave feminism on the professionalization of nursing.

Related majors

  • B.A. Public Health suits students who have a strong interest in the socio-cultural aspects of public health, to pursue careers in health education and promotion, public health policy and administration, or non-profit/governmental work.
  • B.S. Public Health is ideal if you seek advanced education in health science or science-focused programs such as biostatistics, dentistry, epidemiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, medicine, nutritional sciences, pathobiology, pharmacy, and public health nursing, and to work in laboratories.