Understand global and local health disparities and work to minimize them.
Through the interdisciplinary nature of the public health program, you’ll take courses in biology, chemistry, nursing, kinesiology and sociology to provide you with a well-rounded experience. You’ll also have the chance to experience public health in another country through our nationally-recognized study abroad program, gaining real-world experience in a clinical setting.
Success after graduation
With a degree in public health from GC you will be well prepared for a career, graduate education or professional training. Your career might focus on non-clinical areas such as policy and education. Maybe you’ll interact directly with the public to address health concerns that affect diverse populations, or assist medical professionals and educators by engaging community members through collecting data or delivering health programs. Or after graduation, you might continue for an advanced degree in public health or other health professions.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates a strong job outlook over the next eight years for community health workers and health educators with projected job growth of up to 17 percent in Indiana, and up to 18 percent nationally.
Mission: Goshen College’s Public Health Program nurtures the next generation of public health leaders through community-engaged learning and social justice-oriented action to reduce health disparities and transform our world.
Vision: Goshen College’s Public Health Program prepares students to cultivate equitable communities through disease prevention and health promotion in local and global populations.
of admitted nursing students graduate from GC
of recent social work grads seeking employment were employed within 4 months of graduation
of biology majors who applied to medical or graduate school in recent years were accepted
Ranking in the percentage of graduates going on to earn doctorates among all Indiana institutions
of nursing alumni reported being satisfied or very satisfied with the program
Trevor Emery, a 2016 exercise science graduate with a health minor from South Bend, Indiana, appreciated the homey atmosphere and enthusiasm for academics at Goshen College. He was active in Black Student Union and baseball.
Kelsey Fraley was an exercise science major with a concentration in personal training from Olivet, Michigan who graduated in 2017. She was on the basketball team, track team and Campus Activities Council.
Doug, a surgical oncologist, was named one of TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world in 2010 for his groundbreaking cancer research. He received the 2016 Goshen College Culture for Service Award.