Sociology AB/Public Health MPH(Health Promotion and Behavior)(non-thesis)

Career and Academic Opportunities

The College of Public Health had a 93% placement rate for the class of 2017. While career outcomes vary by concentration, many of our students go on to work in federal and state agencies as well as non-profit organizations. Roughly 15% of graduating students pursue further advanced degree programs such as medical or doctoral programs. The top graduate schools for our MPH Alumni include medical programs at Augusta University and Mercer University, as well as academic programs at the University of Georgia, University of Florida, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Clemson University.

Top employers include Amazon, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Emory University, Georgia Department of Public Health, and Johnson & Johnson (to name a few). Our expectation is that the Double Dawgs pathway will provide a clear step for our dual degree students from the Women's Studies and Sociology programs towards careers in agencies focused on preventive efforts in target populations (i.e. women, minorities, disenfranchised groups, and families). A few fields that will be new opportunities for our pathway graduates include health policy analysts, consultants, and coordinators of public health initiatives.