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Health Sciences

College of Education and Professional Studies

Bachelor of Science: Public Health

Public Health


We appreciate your interest in Central Washington University's Public Health program. Our faculty bring commitment to the profession and to public health research, as well as experience in the classroom and in the field. Our classes offer students the breadth and depth of concepts and skills needed for success as public health professionals and for further study. Our students undertake internships and other practical experiences - in Washington, around the region, and around the world. Students consistently report outstanding experiences in these settings, and tell us about their multiple opportunities to demonstrate content knowledge, practice skills, and build relationships. Our graduates go on to work in public health agencies, nonprofit organizations, and corporations. Many pursue graduate programs in public health and other disciplines, including law and social work, as well as medicine and other health professions.

Vision: Making health central to all people, in all places, at all times

Mission: To transform individual and community health through inspired education, leadership, discovery and practice

Goal 1: Prepare high quality, skilled professionals to protect, promote, and preserve health
Goal 2: Serve as the preferred population health resource in our region
Goal 3: Advance population health science through inquiry, collaboration and dissemination
Goal 4: Apply practical skills to strengthen public health capacity in our region


Program Information

The public health profession focuses on preventing disease, addressing inequities and developing policies and programs that help communities achieve optimal health and wellbeing. Our program aims to educate and empower the emerging generation of public health leaders. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for graduate work or careers in the field and exposes them to evidence-based research and practice experiences. Public health majors will complete the core coursework and select a specialization in either Population Health or Pre-Nursing. All majors are also required to complete a capstone and cumulative experience.

Advising Resources

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Public Health

Public Health Minor

Public Health Quarterly Newsletter

Public Health Newsletter, Spring 2021

Public Health Newsletter, Winter 2021

Public Health Newsletter, Fall 2020

Public Health Faculty

Dr. Tishra Beeson, DrPH, MPH, Health Sciences Department Chair, Health Science 302-T

Dr. Jill C. Hoxmeier, PhD, MPH, CHES Health Science 302-M

Dr. Casey Mace, PhD, MPH, Health Science 302-P

Dr. Melody Madlem, PhD, MSEd, Undergraduate and MPH Coordinator,  Health Science 302-R

Dr. Katarina Mucha, Phd, MPH, Health Science 302-L

Dr. Rebecca Pearson, PhD, MPH, Health Science 302-V

Debbie Rich, MPH, Health Science 302-J

Dr. Amie Wojtyna, PhD., MPH, Health Science 302-O

Are you interested in pursuing a degree in Public Health? Contact our professional Advisor:

Patrick Coffey
Academic Advisor for Health Sciences
(509) 963-3580

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