About Public Health

Whether you’re interested in combating obesity through targeted PSAs or conducting research on the long-term effects of food deserts, our minor in Public Health will supply the educational background you need to help specific populations improve their quality of life. This minor particularly complements majors in the natural and social sciences, including Biology and Psychology.

Job Growth

By the year 2020, jobs are expected to increase by 22%  in health administration and 37% in health education—great news for students in Public Health!


A GC graduate works as a Public Health Advisor for the Centers for Disease Control.

Coming Soon

GC is currently in the process of developing a full major in Public Health—so watch this space!

Program Requirements

21 hours for minor; no major currently available (but one is under development)

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Potential Careers

“I believe the college experience is what you decide to make of it. Georgetown College was instrumental in providing me the solid foundation I needed to be successful in my professional career today.” 

 - Jordan Burton, '06, Public Health Advisor, NCIRD, Centers for Disease Control

Public Health Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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