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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

Happy New Year and Welcome Back to BC!

Course Three in Public Health Sequence Available

For more information see the Courses page. 


BC Events - 

Working Conditions Matter: Social, Health, and Policy Perspectives on the Nail Salon Industry and the Boston Response 

Thursday, February 18 

12:30 pm - 2 pm 

McGuinn Hall 334

What are the human costs of an $8 manicure? In May 2015, the New York Times investigation into New York’s nail salon industry brought an immediate response by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to address the wage and health injustices that face thousands of workers. This panel brings together experts from social work, public health, and public policy to discuss the working conditions in Boston’s nail salon industry and how our city is addressing the issue.


Lunch will be provided - RSVP to Judy Moore ( 





Global Public Health Events in Boston

Mobile Technology for Ebola Response: What did we learn? 

Partners in Health 

February 8

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

The Quest To Eradicate Malaria: A Progress Report 

Harvard Global Health Institute

February 10

4:00 pm - 5:30 pm                   


See more events here.