Our Academic Programs

The Department offers two undergraduate degree programs and two minors:

**Solicitation of Third-Party Comments for the Accreditation of the BS in Public Health**

The Department of Public Health at William Paterson University is currently undergoing program review for accreditation of the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health.  The accrediting body, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) is currently accepting third-party comments from stakeholders on the program and its practices, procedures, and policies.  The on-site CEPH review is scheduled for March 31- April 1, 2016.  CEPH will accept written third-party comments up until March 1, 2016, which may be sent to the following address:

  • Council on Education for Public Health
  • 1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
  • Silver Spring, MD 20910

Comments may also be sent directly to the team coordinator, Nicole Williams at nwilliams@ceph.org.

For more information on the third-party comment process, see: http://ceph.org/assets/Third-Party_Comments_FAQ.pdf

Our Mission

The Department of Public Health embraces the mission of William Paterson University: to strive for lifelong learning, excellence, diversity and come.munity. 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 Hunziker Wing, room 132 or call our main line at 973-720-2394.