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The Department of Public Health offers two degrees, a Bachelor of Science or Master of Public Health. These degrees are designed to prepare students for careers with official and voluntary health agencies at the federal, state, county and private sector.

The options at the bachelor's level are designed for careers in environmental health, industrial hygiene, community health, health education, occupational safety, public health, occupational health and allied health professions. Individuals may be employed by voluntary health agencies, hospitals, public health agencies, and in the private sector including industry and insurance companies.

What You Can Earn

Health and Safety Manager
$107,534 (in our region)

Industrial Hygienist
$74,536 (in our region)

Health Educator
$54,096 (in our region)

Source: HR Reported data as of December 2012

Interesting Classes You Might Take

  • PH 91 - Introduction to Human Sexuality
  • PH 104 - Global and Cultural Health Issues
  • PH 161 - Environment & Human Health

What You Can Learn

  • The Community Health curriculum in the Department of Public Health is designed to prepare individuals to enter the workforce as competent health educators in the private or public arenas. Students in this option are encouraged to seek the CHES certification following graduation.
  • The health administration option provides a broad based program to prepare the student for administrative positions within the health care system.
  • The EOHS option provides a balanced approach between the theoretical concepts and applied principles of environmental health, occupational health, and safety. The curriculum builds on a scientific base (biology, chemistry, physics) and includes core courses in Public Health, foundation courses in environmental and occupational health, and elective courses that allow for specialization.

About the College

The College of Health and Human Services offers a broad range of fully accredited post-secondary and graduate educational programs to more than 2100 students each year. The College includes the Departments of Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies, Gerontology, Kinesiology, Nursing, Physical Therapy, Public Health, Recreation Administration, and Social Work Education.

Residents and communities in the Central California region continue to face serious issues within the health and human service environment that will require continuing generations of well-prepared health and human service professionals.

College Contact Information

2345 E. San Ramon
M/S MH26
Fresno CA 93740-8031

Phone: (559) 278-4004

FAX: (559) 278-4437

Department Contact Information

Mailing Address:

Department of Public Health

2345 E. San Ramon Ave M/S MH30
Fresno CA 93740-8031

Office Location: McLane Hall Room 184

Phone: (559) 278-4014
FAX: (559) 278-4179