Skip to main content

Table 1 Characteristics of the study programs. Study sample n = 39

From: An examination of the growing US undergraduate public health movement

  Academic home Total
Institutional and program characteristics School of health professions n = 18 School of public health n = 15 College of arts and sciences n = 6  
Establishment of the PH major
 Before 2000 1 2 1 4
 2000–2010 6 6 2 14
 2011–2015 11 7 3 21
Geographic location
 South 3 7 3 13
 West 5 5 1 11
 Northeast 6 3 1 10
 Midwest 5 0 0 5
Institution size
 <5000 9 0 5 14
 5000–20,000 6 8 1 15
 >20,000 3 7 0 10
Application into the major
 Application required 3 11 1 15
Total no. of students in the major
 <50 6 1 1 8
 50–149 5 5 3 13
 150–499 6 5 2 13
 >500 1 4 0 5
Degree offerings
 BS only 16 12 0 28
 BA only 1 1 2 4
 BS or BA 1 2 4 7
 Minor 6 11 5 22
 MPH 7 15 0 22
Internship
 Internship required 14 5 3 22