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Public Health

As a public health major at the Arnold School of Public Health, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs.

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. Students will acquire a broad understanding of public health concepts, issues, and opportunities.


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

ACE Awards

2024 Access & Collective Engagement Awards announced

These awards are designed to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to advancing access and collective engagement.

Titi Abiodun

Passion for public health paves path for graduate to make an impact

As an undergraduate research assistant in the Nolan Lab of Vector-borne and Zoonotic Diseases, Titi Abiodun became even more passionate about using science to improve public health.

Anika Nair

Pandemic inspires passion for public health and pediatric medicine

Anika Nair She graduates this month with Leadership Distinction in Research and is the recipient of the USC Outstanding Senior and President's Awards. She is planning a career in pediatric medicine.

Bryan Wolf

Carolina Band member launches medical career with foundation in public health

At the Arnold School, Bryan Wolf became passionate about understanding health on a macro scale, including the nuances of health care systems and developing cultural competence. He served as an ambassador for the school and found several mentors and ways to give back.

Darby Mihelich

Air Force legacy to follow in family footsteps as public health officer

As members of the United States Air Force, Darby Mihelich's parents inspired her to pursue a career as a public health officer in the military branch that had become a second home to them all.

Emily Barros

Public health major carves path for improving Hispanic health

Emily Barros will spend the summer as a fellow in the Diversity in Addiction Training Program at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she will focus on tobacco use research and obtain her medical Spanish interpreter's license.

Anusha Ghosh

May graduate pursues medical degree to advance health equity, global health

Knowing that she wanted to address inequities both in the U.S. and globally, Anusha Ghosh selected public health and Spanish has the concentration areas for her BARSC-MD (Accelerated Undergraduate to MD Program) at the South Carolina Honors College.

Hayley Mason

Public health grad to focus on health policy at UNC School of Law

With an acceptance into the University of North Carolina School of Law, Hayley Mason plans to focus on the impact of health policy on health outcomes - eventually at the national and international level.

Allie McDermott

Public health graduate to study inflammatory bowel disease before attending medical school

After graduating with Leadership Distinction in Community Service and the Outstanding Senior Award in May, Allie McDermott will gain additional experience as a research coordinator for the Rubin Lab at the University of Chicago before applying to medical school.

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