Public Health is the science and art of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting physical health through organized community efforts. It is focused on protecting populations from disease and injuries.
The University at Albany and the New York State Department of Health have entered into a formal arrangement to administer cooperatively the School of Public Health and to offer graduate and professional programs in Health Policy, Management & Behavior, Biomedical Sciences, Biometry, Environmental Health & Toxicology, and Epidemiology. Undergraduate students interested in graduate study should contact our Office of Student Affairs at (518) 402-0283.
The Department of Health Policy, Management & Behavior at the School of Public Health has developed exciting joint study opportunities for undergraduate economics, sociology, and psychology majors. Students majoring in these areas can earn an undergraduate degree along with a masters degree in 5 years of full-time study, including the summer prior to the fifth year. Interested undergraduates are encouraged to contact Health Policy, Management & Behavior at (see above for list of key faculty) (518) 402-0333 for more information.
The undergraduate courses H Sph 101 and H Epi 460 offered by the School of Public Health are considered "liberal arts and sciences" courses for the purposes of meeting B.A. and B.S. degree requirements.