Career Outlook

Washington DC is the top paying region in America for health workers and educators, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2018).

Top employers for AU undergraduates with a degree in Public Health

  • American Institutes for Research
  • FHI 360
  • HealthCorps, Inc.
  • National Institutes of Health
  • Peace Corps
  • Walter Reed Army Institute of Research


See more about Public Health alumni career outcomes.

BS in Public Health Overview

The public health bachelor of science degree is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the scientific dimensions of health. The 58 credit hour BS is the degree of choice for someone who is interested in studying infectious and chronic diseases, environmental health, and epidemiology.

Graduates will be trained to work in public health research, at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing vaccination protocols, or in a similar environment. Graduates will also be well positioned to continue their education in a number of different health areas, such as allied health, public health, or medicine.

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