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Public Health

The Arnold School offers several public health degrees, including a Master of Public Health in General Public Health, a Certificate of Graduate Study in Public Health and two bachelor's degree options. Several dual degree programs are also available. 

Public health encompasses a wide variety of areas, such as biostatistics; environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health promotion, education, and behavior; exercise science; communication sciences and disorders; and health services policy and management. Our General Public Health programs allow students to focus on public health from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Students will acquire a broad understanding of public health concepts, issues, and opportunities.


Graduate Degree Programs

We offer advanced degrees in general public health including dual degree programs with medicine and pharmacy as well as a graduate certificate. Find the degree option that works best for you then explore the application deadlines and requirements for each degree.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

As a public health major, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum is for students who want to apply the degree to social and behavioral sciences, while the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is for students who are interested in a broad-based natural science. Take a closer look at the Public Health B.A. and B.S. degrees to find the one that fits you best.


Public Health Programs News

Kate Samuel

May grad joins Peace Corps in Peru

In a few months, Kate Samuel will apply the knowledge and skills she gained at Carolina with a new adventure: a 27-month assignment as a public health educator in Peru with the Peace Corps, likely working with HIV/AIDS, mothers and children, and/or youth development.

April Woolf

May grad to complete fellowship at Lexington Medical Center

When Hope Woolf began her freshman year at Carolina, she envisioned using her public health degree as a foundation for a career in dentistry. It was her experiences in the classroom that made her realize she was already in the right field. 

Sara Svendsen

May grad pursues non profit career after experiencing her own health crisis

Sara Svendsen is currently working to achieve Graduation with Leadership Distinction. Next, she will pursue a master's in nonprofit management at DePaul University while working part-time at a nonprofit organization.

Perry and Robillard

Health promotion through storytelling

UofSC features HPEB associate professor Alyssa Robillard, who began documenting the experiences of HIV-positive African American women after becoming interested in storytelling as a way to promote health, and public health junior Chelsea Perry.

Deborah Keen and host mom

Public health student gains hands-on experience in infectious diseases and global health through study abroad programs

Now a junior studying public health with a minor in statistics, Deborah Keen has known she wanted to pursue a career in epidemiology since her junior year in high school. It was around that time that she first traveled to Kenya—a country to which she would later return as a college student. 

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