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Arnold School of Public Health

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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

Zachary Travis

Public health graduate to gain clinical experience before applying to medical school

After graduating this month, Zachary Travis will take the next step toward his future career as a physician by working as a clinical donation specialist with We Are Sharing Hope SC to gain experience.

Meghan Smith

Public health graduate to continue Arnold School education studying speech language pathology

After joining the COMD department's Master of Science - Residential program this fall, Meghan Smith will have the opportunity to continue learning more about specific language impairment. 

Anna Book

Public health graduate to pursue master’s degree in health policy and global health

Anna Book, a May graduate of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program, will soon begin a Master of Public Health program at Columbia University where she’ll study health policy and global health.

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UofSC recognizes the service, scholarship, leadership and character of the undergraduate student community with 2019-2020 awards

Congratulations to Zach Goldberg, who won the Steven N. Swanger Award, and to the many public health and exercise science students who were recognized with 37 Outstanding Senior Awards and 15 President's Awards from UofSC. 

Hayli Marshall

December grad to serve as Contract Specialist at Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

With funding as a Magellan Scholar, public health major Hayli Marshall conducted research with HPEB's Spencer Moore and Jennifer Mandelbaum to examine the effects of parental social networks and dopamine reception on children’s nutritional habits.

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