Health Sciences & Social Work

About Us

Mission Statement

The Department of Health Sciences strives to create the highest quality teaching, research and service programs to advance the missions of the College of Education and Human Services and Western Illinois University. We endeavor to prepare students to be effective professionals in the US and internationally by integrating the divergent disciplines of public health education and promotion, health services management and emergency/disaster management and to contribute to the university’s Human Well-being curriculum. This mission is accomplished through engaged teaching and learning, applied research and committed service.

Department Overview

The Department of Health Sciences and Social Work at Western Illinois University offers a Bachelor of Science in Emergency Management, a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management, and a Bachelor of Social Work on the Macomb campus. Undergraduate students majoring in health sciences may select one of two emphases: community health education or environmental and occupational safety. A Master of Science in Health Sciences with options in Public Health and School Health is available on both the Macomb and Quad Cities campuses.