Willamette students

Public Health

Our Health Ethics, Advocacy, and Leadership program will empower you to improve lives and build healthy communities.

Programs Offered: Major, Minor

When you study public health at Willamette, you’ll address complex 21-century challenges like disease prevention, access to care and environmental health – issues that affect us all. You’ll also have a chance to turn knowledge into action while you’re earning your bachelor’s degree.

Our students have collaborated with communities and Salem-area partners to investigate vaccine coverage, food security and the possible carcinogenic effects of a common sunscreen ingredient. They’ve worked with professors in advanced labs, presented their research at conferences and published their findings in scientific journals. So can you.

Along the way, you’ll have opportunities for graduate-level coursework in health law and management that can’t be found at any other private liberal arts university in the Pacific Northwest. Wherever your career path leads, you’ll have the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to create positive change.

Anna Ayala '19

Promoting a healthy future

Aspiring physician Anna Ayala ’19 wants to make an impact at the individual and policy levels.

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Adrian Uphoff ’19

Plugging into the power of proximity

Adrian Uphoff ’19 is pushing legislation at the Capitol and opening doors for future interns.

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