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Department of Public Health

About the Public Health Profession

The Department of Public Health is located in the College of Health and Human Services and offers two degrees: a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Public Health. These degrees are designed to prepare students for careers in official and voluntary health agencies and the private sector.

Career titles and specialization include: Environmental control officer, risk control specialist, health industry sales, hazardous materials management, loss control specialist, health educator, safety and health specialist, health care administrator, safety office/manager, registered environmental health specialist, secondary school teacher, safety products sales representative, industrial hygienist, health promotion specialist, environmental analyst, and disease control officer.

Master of Public Health

The Master of Public Health degree is designed for individuals seeking a professional degree in Public Health. This degree is recognized throughout the world and is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH).


Congratulations on seeking educational opportunities in the field of public health! On behalf of the students, faculty, and staff in the department, I wish to thank you for visiting the website for the Department of Public Health at California State University, Fresno.

The Public Health Department is proud to host one of the most diverse faculty, staff, and student bodies in the university, to offer unrivaled academic programs, and to house nationally and internationally renowned faculty. During the last five years, students in the Public Health Department have presented at national conferences and have been selected as Dean Medalists in the College of Health and Human Services.

The Department of Public Health offers undergraduate academic degrees in the options of Community Health, Health Administration, and Environmental/Occupational Health and Safety. The Department also offers a 24-unit minor. Additionally, students enrolled at Fresno State who are interested in alcohol and drugs can complete our 12 unit certificate program, which can be combined with a major or minor in the program or be taken as a stand alone program without Public Health as your declared major.

Graduate academic offerings include a Master of Public Health with an option in Health Promotion. Our programs are designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for our graduates to succeed in today's health marketplace.

Please stop by our office in McLane Hall 184 or call us at (559) 278-4014 if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Kara Zografos, DrPH, MPH
Department Chair and Professor