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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.



Public Health in a Global Society

Contemporary Issues in Public Health

Public Health Practice in the Community


For more information on the Public Health curriculum, email

BC Public Health Updates

Spring 2015 Blog Post

I met with a student recently who said, “I’ve caught the public health bug.” And it made me think, is public health a communicable disease? There is a great buzz at BC around global public health.... 

-Prof. Summer Hawkins

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Lowell Humanities Series: Sheri Fink, Five Days at Memorial

January 28th

7:00 PM 

Gasson Hall Room 100

Ashifi Gogo, Founder and CEO of Sproxil

February 17th

5:00 PM

Fulton Hall Room 130

Global Public Health in Boston

Health and Equity Conference:

"Challenging Racial Injustice Through Community Health"

Harvard Medical School

Friday, February 6th

12:00—6:00 PM


Sexual Health Lobby Day

Massachusetts State House

Wednesday, January 28th

9:30 AM—2:30 PM


**If you plan on attending either of these events and want funding for transportation, email at least three days prior to the event.