Santa Clara University

Public Health Science

Public Healt h Scienc e

"As we move to reform our health care system, it is critical to remember that improving the conditions in which people are born, grow, learn, live, age, and die will have a great and, in some cases, an even more lasting impact on health than changes in medical care per se."

--Former Surgeon General David Satcher

The Public Health Science (PHS) major at Santa Clara University provides students with a rigorous intellectual framework to explore human health. The PHS curriculum includes biomedical sciences, social sciences, mathematics and statistics. Interdisciplinary public health courses integrate the curriculum, which is woven throughout with themes of global engagement, community service, and social justice.