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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

Meredith Rhodes

Carolina Band drum major awarded scholarship to study health policy at USC’s Joseph F. Rice School of Law

Meredith Rhodes is now in her final semester as a public health major. Not only has she maintained a 4.0 GPA, but she’s already been selected as a Carolina Law Research Scholar to attend the Joseph F. Rice School of Law.

Huda Falous

Commited to change

USC features public health student Huda Falous, who won the Arnold School's Undergraduate Student Award in Excellence in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for her commitment to advocacy, community engagement and research.

Haichao Min

COVID-19 pandemic inspires public health path to help communities

Haichao Min's older sister - a nurse - stepped up to aid their local community in China during the most chaotic phase of the COVID-19 crisis. When it came time for Min to choose a major, he knew public health would allow him to help as many people as possible.

John Bruno

Public health grounds health care field in humanity for future medical student

John Bruno chose USC for its public health program. The Simpsonville, South Carolina native has had a clear vision of what he wants to do with his life since high school.

Anne Kowalski

USC honors December graduates

Public health majors Katie Torbert and Anne Kowalski share favorite memories, keys to success, advice for new students and how USC changed their lives in this round up of December graduates. 

JohnAndrew Redmond

Public health program paves way for career in environmental health sciences

JohnAndrew Redmond's post-graduate plans include entering directly into the Master of Public Health in Environmental Health Sciences program. With interests in climate change and disaster response, he plans to study how humans interact with their environment. 

Sarah Rzepka

Gamecock Football intern plans career in sports nutrition

Sarah Rzepka has spent hundreds of hours assisting in hydration testing, post-practice recovery fueling, and daily meals for three fall camps, three seasons, two summer workout periods, and two bowl games. 

DEI 2023 Awards

2023 DEI Awards announced

The Arnold School is pleased to announce the 2023 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Awards, which are designed to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to advancing DEI.

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