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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.
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.
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.