Calumet College of St. Joseph Announces Public Health and Neuroscience Degrees

Brian Lowry
Director of Communication and Public Relations


Calumet College of St. Joseph Announces Public Health and Neuroscience Degrees

Calumet College of St. Joseph (CCSJ) announces two new majors for undergraduate students. Building on current STEM offerings, bachelor’s degrees in Public Health and Neuroscience will be available in the spring term.

“CCSJ is pleased to introduce these new programs,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Derek Shouba, “They meet both student and workforce demands. We welcome those who seek to make a difference in their communities with these degrees.”

The degree in Public Health will prepare students for a variety of careers in healthcare advocacy, including Hospital Administrator, Health and Safety Engineer, Environmental Specialist and Health Educator. It will open a pathway toward graduate programs in Public Health and Epidemiology and, when supplemented by additional requirements, Medical School.

According to the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics data, open Medical and Health Service Managers positions are expected to increase 23% within the next 10 years. The average salary for this occupation is $103,680.

The Public Health curriculum was built with Dr. Russell Barbour of Yale and Dr. Ajay Rangaraj of the World Health Organization. It will be delivered in a hybrid format, providing a flexibility of in-person and online courses.

Students choosing to major in Neuroscience will study the brain and how it shapes human perceptions and behavior. Focused on the intersection of biology and psychology, Neuroscience graduates will be prepared for careers relating to artificial intelligence, clinical and lab settings, marketing or scientific research.

This major works well for students interested in an alternative to biology as a pre-med degree. Like Public Health, the Neuroscience curriculum will be offered in a hybrid format.

“We are excited to offer these new degrees,” said CCSJ President Amy McCormack, “They allow students the opportunity to pursue meaningful and well-paid careers that will transform their lives and the lives of their families.”

Those interested in learning more about the degree offerings can visit

Calumet College of St. Joseph is a graduate and undergraduate degree-granting institution sponsored by the Missionaries of the Precious Blood and accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.


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