So you got into the College of Public Health… Now What?

Published on October 30, 2017

So you got into the College of Public Health… Now What? What does that mean?

We’ve put together some frequently asked questions for those of you who have been admitted into the College of Public Health.  If you don’t find your answer, feel free to contact us and we’re happy to answer all your questions!

What does it mean that you were accepted to the College of Public Health?

The College of Public Health is part of the University of Iowa, just like the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Business, or the College of Education. You are a normal University of Iowa student, you will just be majoring in Public Health, which is housed in the College of Public Health, as opposed to any of the other colleges on campus.

Can I do public health and Pre-Med?

Yes! Talk to your advisor about declaring pre-med with your public health major.

Can I still take classes in the College of Liberal Arts and Scieces?

Yes! You can still take any class you want in CLAS, as long as you satisfy the requiremtns for that course. Being in the College of Public Health doesn’t stop you from taking courses in other colleges.

Do I have General Education Requirements in the College of Public Health?

Yes! You will have to take general education courses just like you do in other colleges. Please go here for a list of the general education requirements for the College of Public Health.

I am Public Health Interest. What does that mean?

It means you are a student of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and you will come into the College of Public Health later through our Standard Admissions Process. Email us with questions on this!