Program Description


Public Health Studies shows you how health is related to all aspects of human life, and how societies serve the health care needs of their people. 

Roanoke's Public Health Studies is an interdisciplinary approach to the health care arena, offering you diverse perspectives on health through courses in both life and social sciences. Public Health Studies will help you find a niche in the health field that matches you own personal passions, and will give you an advantage over those who've pursued a purely technical approach to health education.

Through rigorous investigation and analysis, Public Health Studies provides you with a strong foundation for a range of careers in the health field, such as administration, advocacy, counseling, medical practice, public policy, research & analysis, social work and occupational & physical therapy.

Roanoke has exceptionally strong relationships with local health care organizations. These partnerships offer you a myriad of opportunities for research and internships in some of the finest health organizations in the Middle Atlantic region.

About Roanoke College

Roanoke College is an independent, co-educational, 4-year liberal arts college. Founded in 1842, we are the second-oldest Lutheran-related college in America. We seek and welcome students of all races, creeds, nationalities and ethnic origins. U.S. News & World Report says we are really up-and-coming. According to U.S. News & World Report, Roanoke College ranks #4 among national up-and-coming liberal arts colleges. The Princeton Review thinks our Blue Ridge campus is gorgeous. In 2012, The Princeton Review rated us one of the top 20 most beautiful college and university campuses in the country. Forbes Magazine puts us in the top tier of colleges in America. Forbes Magazine's 2015 annual review of American colleges and universities included Roanoke as one of the colleges in the top 10%.