As crucial members of a community, public health employees protect people from getting sick or injured while also promoting healthy behaviors at home, work and at play. Public health workers:
- Conduct research to educate people about health
- Vaccinate children and adults to prevent the spread of disease
- Educate people/communities about the risks of alcohol and tobacco
- Set safety standards to protect workers
- Develop school nutrition programs to ensure kids have healthy food
Courses at Harper prepare you to transfer to a four-year university. Studying public health can lead to a career as community health worker, occupational health and safety technician, environmental scientist, medical and health services manager, or health educator.
Start at Harper. Finish at a four-year university.
The Associate in Arts (AA) degree prepares you to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a bachelor's degree in public health, health administration or a related major. Speak with your advisor about the best courses to take to meet your academic goals.
Harper also offers institution-specific transfer information to help prepare you to transition to a four-year university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
Flexible program options
- DePaul’s Admission Partnership Program (DAPP) (Earn guaranteed admission to DePaul in your junior year)
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Health Education Program
- Kinesiology Program
- Public Health Career Outlook
- Student Organizations
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your college education at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request informationform.