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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

Jasmine Norris

Alumna defies traumatic brain injury prognosis to pursue career combining health and law

Doctors told Jasmine Norris that she would never be able to complete a higher education degree due to the traumatic brain injuries she had experienced, but she proved them wrong. The Arnold School alumna not only completed a bachelor’s in public health, she’s on track to graduate with her law degree from UofSC next year.

Devon Cassidy

Inspired by high school concussions, May graduate pursues career combining public health with sports medicine

New Jersey native Devon Cassidy was so determined to have new experiences during college that she fell in love with UofSC despite the rain that poured during her first campus visit. Her acceptance in to the Honors College offered the feeling of a small school within a large university, sealing the deal. 

Clirae Bourke

Public health graduate to pursue career in health care law and policy

The Columbia native's parents are both alumni of the university, so she believes she was born to become a Gamecock. With long-term plans to pursue a law career, Clirae Bourke focused on the health and nutrition classes she enjoyed during her undergraduate tenure at Carolina.

Spencer Eason-Riddle

May graduate juggles academics with football and volunteer work

Spencer Eason-Riddle extensive volunteer work has resulted in several awards (2017 & 2018 Team Community Service Award, 2017 & 2018 All-SEC Community Service Team) while making an impact on the populations he's served.

Caroline Carlyle

December graduate combines public health and law to pursue career in healthcare policy

Caroline Carlyle has been interning with a consulting firm while she prepares to begin law school this fall. She’s interested in politics, particularly healthcare policy, and ways to combat rising healthcare costs and the health insurance crisis.

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