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BW President Robert Helmer (l) and OU Heritage College Executive Dean Kenneth Johnson (r) celebrate Baldwin Wallace's Primary Healthcare Advancement Program. The partnership fosters a pipeline of pre-med students committed to primary care.

 Career Opportunities

  • Medicine
  • Public Health Analyst
  • Health Care Manager
  • Infectious Disease Manager
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Occupational Health Worker
  • Environmental Health Analyst

Public Health

A high-demand career field offering diverse application, public health focuses on protecting, promoting and improving health, wellness and social justice. At BW, it is track that can lead to medical school.

One of only a few such programs in Ohio, our Public Health degree offers you a comprehensive and rigorous study of biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, health policy, and social and behavioral sciences.

Rapidly Growing Career Field

BW's Bachelor of Science in Public Health is one of the three undergraduate public health programs in Ohio.

  • Ranked among the fastest growing fields nationally and regionally, public health offers outstanding career opportunities.
  • US News College Compass lists Public Health as one of the top ten college majors that leads to jobs.

Pre-Med Track for Primary Healthcare

Partnering with two key medical schools, BW has created a new a Primary Healthcare Advancement Program under the public health major. Students interested in become primary care physicians can follow the specialized track that can lead to early assurance to medical school.  It is the only such program in Ohio.


Hands-on research opportunities, case studies and dynamic class projects give you the tools to build an impressive professional portfolio suitable for graduate school or a career. A capstone field experience offers real-world strategy and application with a public health agency.


Full-time faculty with extensive public health experience bridge textbook studies with applied learning. Developed in consultation with physicians, leading scholars and public health agencies, the program aligns with the standards of the American Public Health Association, among others.



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