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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

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.

Grace Cooney

Public health senior wins Rotary Grant to pursue master’s degree in migration, culture, and global health

Grace Cooney will use the grant to pursue a Master of in Migration, Culture, and Global Health at Queen Mary University of London. The Rotary program aims to increase international understanding and positive relationships among people from different countries and geographic areas. 

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.

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