Human Health

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Human health is a major global issue and a leading sector for job growth. Emory’s Human Health major takes an interdisciplinary approach to examine the complex scientific and social issues involved in health and well-being.

This degree develops practical skills for a wide variety of health-related careers as well as a holistic understanding of physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.


The career outlook for graduates with a Human Health degree is bright. Whether you want to work in the U.S. or globally, the focus on health, health care, and related technical fields is growing quickly and predicted to stay so.

Our graduates find opportunities in research administration, clinical trials, and lab management. And are prepared to succeed in a wide variety of industries in such positions as Health Education Coordinator, Laboratory Technologist, Health Program Director, Public Health Analyst, Health Policy Analyst, Food Safety Expert, and Environmental Consultant.

Recent Emory graduates work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NYU Langone Health, Emory University School of Medicine,and Sharecare, Inc.

They’ve also gone on to pursue advanced degrees at institutions such as the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, NYU School of Medicine, and George Washington University.

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Study Abroad in Human Health

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Human Health in Paris

From the late 18th to the early 20th century, Paris was the heart of scientific progress in health and medical concepts also became a repeated theme across literature, theater, and art. The Human Health study abroad program in Paris allows you to experience the historical milieu that set the standard for modern healthcare with an integrated approach, crossing borders of cultures and disciplines. 

For too long, our concept of 'health' has been limited culturally by our construct of what it is not: The disease state. We are on the cutting edge of using science not just to cure disease, but to identify, predict, and support health.

Michelle Lampl
Director of Emory's Center for the Study of Human Health