Public Health Minor Information

Improve Lives and Address Health Concerns Locally, Nationally and Globally

Explore coursework across multiple disciplines with the goal of improving lives and addressing health concerns at the local, national, and global level. Coursework are based upon the five areas of public health knowledge defined by the Council on Education for Public Health: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health Sciences, Health Services Administration, and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Coursework will prepare you to pass the Certified in Public Health Examination. Graduate prepared to conduct research, develop policies, provide health education, and confront domestic violence and substance abuse issues.

A minor is offered.

Public Health Club

The Franklin Pierce Public Health Club is an academically focused, student run organization whose purpose is to keep members up-to-date on current issues, changes, and developments in the field of public health. This club organizes and hosts health fairs and other events with the aim of creating greater awareness of healthy living within and around our local community. Follow us on twitter! (@FPU_PubHClub) and find us on Instagram! (@FPU_PUBHCLUB)

Sigma Zeta

You have the opportunity to join Franklin Pierce's chapter of the National Science and Mathematics Honor Society if you meet national requirements for induction.

  • Liz Squire '12

    "At Franklin Pierce I was able to explore my passion and take advantage of many opportunities, including working on the school newspaper, the television station and attending the Sundance Film Festival. I credit Franklin Pierce’s supportive learning environment with my willingness to step outside of my comfort zone and take on new tasks because I know that Franklin Pierce has provided me with tools needed to succeed."

    Liz Squire '12

    Health Communication and eHealth ORISE Fellow, Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Office of Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

  • Mike Gasper '01

    "Franklin Pierce has had such a significant impact on my life. I'll do whatever is needed when called upon. It's a university of chances and hope. Franklin Pierce meant so much to me, and I know it meant that to others. It's a very special place."

    Mike Gasper '01

    Co-Founder and Executive Director of Extra Special Parents 

Sample Career Opportunities
Franklin Pierce graduates have gone on to enjoy careers and internships with such companies as:
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Boys and Girls Club of America
  • Peace Corps
  • American Red Cross
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Make a Wish Foundation
  • Big Brothers, Big Sisters
  • American Cancer Society


Our dedicated faculty are at the heart of providing academic instruction and a Pierce education. Learn more about our knowledgeable faculty and their areas of study.

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Want to Know More?

Download the Public Health Program SheetView the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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