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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 or follow us on Twitter: @PublicHealth_BC. Contact us if you want to receive our weekly global public health email.

BC Public Health Updates

Student Profile:

Nicoline Bach, Senior

I am interested in public health because it is an interdisciplinary field and affects everyone globally, whether we are aware of it or not. I also think the field is incredibly meaningful because it works towards helping communities stay healthy on a large-scale...

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BC Events

Ashifi Gogo, Founder and CEO of Sproxil

February 17th

5:00 PM

Fulton Hall Room 130

Global Public Health in Boston

Addressing Ebola: A Series on the 2014 Outbreak

Harvard School of Public Health

Monday, February 23rd

4:00—5:00 PM


Why Food Is Not Enough: Environmental Enteropathy, Mycotoxins, the Gut Microbiome, and Malnutrition

Boston University School of Public Health

Friday, February 27th

12:45—1:45 PM


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