Why Public Health
Public Health is an exciting and growing field of study. The field challenges its professionals to confront complex health issues, such as improving access to health care, controlling infectious disease, and reducing environmental hazards, violence, substance abuse, and injury.
Professionals in Public Health come from varying educational backgrounds and can specialize in an array of fields. A host of specialists, including teachers, journalists, researchers, administrators, environmentalists, demographers, social workers, laboratory scientists, and attorneys, work to protect the health of the public.
This is a field geared toward serving local, national, and international communities. Public Health professionals are leaders who meet the many exciting challenges in protecting the public’s health today and in the future.
You can discover a world of possibilities for an exciting and challenging career at the Arnold School of Public Health at the University of South Carolina. We offer more than 30 specialized degrees, dual degree and certificate programs. We are one of the first accredited schools of Public Health in the nation and the only one in South Carolina. Our faculty and programs can provide you with the specialized knowledge and skills you need to address current and emerging public health issues.
Located in Columbia, SC, the school offers reasonable tuition, day and evening classes and one of the most beautiful historic campuses in America. An advanced degree from the Arnold School will open doors to professional advancement, competitive salaries, and a meaningful career.