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The Global Public Health program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program offered through collaboration among the Boston College Schools of Education, Nursing, and Social Work. The program is open to all Boston College undergraduates, and it is designed for students who wish to explore global health issues as the basis for a potential career in public health, or who wish to understand the significance of global health challenges for their own futures in other fields.  The Global Public Health program has a broad vision, and an important purpose of the program is to draw together advances in the natural sciences with the insights of the humanities and social sciences.

The Global Public Health program begins with a three-course sequence that integrates foundational principles of public health with research on health topics, populations, and settings so that students can learn about the public health field and the application of skills to real-world problems.



NURS1210 Public Health in a Global Society

NURS3210 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

APSY405001 Public Health Practice in the Community


For more information on the Public Health curriculum, email or follow us on Twitter: @PublicHealth_BC. Contact us if you want to receive our weekly global public health email.


Five-Minute Interview:

Nicholas Lawrence, BC '16 Grad

First year student in MS, Environmental Medicine program at New York University

See the Updates page for an interview with Nicholas Lawrence about graduate studies in public health.



BC Events -

February 20 

GlobeMed Presents: World Day of Social Justice (10-2, Mac Floor 1)

February 23  

Beyond Flint: Social, Health, and Policy Implications of Lead Exposure in Boston (12:30pm, McGuinn 521)

Park Street Series - Recovery: The Making of HBO's "Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing"

Chamber Lecture Series - Forensic Pathologist and Neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu

Getting Started in Government & Non-Profit





Global Public Health Events Online and in Boston


February 21  Diversity and Inclusion Seminar - A Conversation with the Family of

                     Henrietta Lacks (BU)

February 24  Public Health Forum: The Health Policies of the New Administration:

                     Applying the Epidemiology of Politics (BU)