Growth of the Public Health Major

November 18, 2014

A new report from the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health finds that the undergraduate major in the field has seen considerable growth. Nearly 50,000 undergraduates graduated with public health majors from 1992 to 2012, the report says. But half of those degrees were awarded from 2008 to 2012. During the period of 1992 to 2012, the share of undergraduate degrees in public health awarded to women increased as well, from 61 percent to 78 percent.


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