Our Academic Programs

BS in Public Health - General Track

BS in Public Health - Health Education Track

BS in Health Studies

Minor in Health Studies

Minor in Public Health

K-12 Health Certification for Physical Education Majors

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Program Excellence

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Health is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), one of just a handful of standalone undergraduate public health programs in the US to receive this distinction.

CEPH Self-Study [pdf]  CEPH Report [pdf]

Our Mission

The Department of Public Health embraces the mission of William Paterson University: to strive for lifelong learning, excellence, diversity and community. The Department is committed to preparing students to understand and critically analyze public health issues, to recognize the importance of health disparities, and to understand the local, national and global dimensions of public health issues. The Department is committed to fostering intellectual curiosity and creativity in problem solving to effectively address public health challenges in communities and populations. The Department aims to provide a foundation of core health knowledge enhanced by interdisciplinary study to promote health at all levels for all people.

Our Faculty

The faculty of the Department of Public Health is composed of a group of expert scholars, talented educators, accomplished researchers, published authors, and national leaders in the public health field.  In the classroom, faculty merge their real-world public health experience with their expertise in a variety of fields, including health education, sexual health, health research methodology, epidemiology, stress, global health, gerontology, public health nutrition, and environmental health, among others.  Faculty members are actively engaged in public health research and community-based public health projects, and often involve students directly in these projects to enhance the learning experience.

Contact Us

For more information please visit the department located in University Hall, Suite 359 or call our main line at 973-720-2394.