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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

Laura-Louise Rice

'A beacon for public service': USC student finalist for national Truman Scholarship

The Daily Gamecock features Truman finalist Laura-Louise Rice, whose goal is to advance maternal health for Black women. Learn how Rice is using the SC Honors College's BARSC program to create her own curriculum in public health, social work, legal studies, and public policy. 

Matthew Telfer

Public health graduate heads to medical school to empower others to take control of their health

Matthew Telfer chose to attend UofSC after he was admitted into the South Carolina Honors College and offered an Academic-Scholar Elite Award. He decided to study public health to better understand the preventive side of medicine.

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Public health seniors Jared Dawson and Emily Saathoff win Rotary Global Grants to pursue master of public health degrees abroad

Jared "JD" Dawson will complete an MPH at the University of Cape Town, studying disease prevention and treatment. Emily Saathoff will complete an MPH with a focus on child and maternal health at the University of Ghana.  

Amelia Wilks

2nd generation Gamecock Amelia Wilks finds her 'thing' at UofSC

UofSC features Amelia Wilks, a second generation Gamecock graduating with a public health degree in August. The former intern for Congressman James Clyburn has already landed a job at CityBright LLC, a political consulting firm.

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.

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