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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:

Rundell Douglas, BC '16 Grad

First year student in MPH - Global Health Policy program at Milken Institute School of Public Health at George Washington University

See the Updates page for an interview with Rundell Douglas about graduate studies in public health.



BC Events -

January 25    

Boston University Public Health School Info Session (BC, Fulton 135 7-8pm)

January 26    

PARK STREET SERIES-Lessons from the Streets: Three Decades Caring for Boston's Rough Sleepers




Global Public Health Events in Boston


January 19    SOPHAS Virtual Public Health Graduate Program Fair (Webinar)

January 25    PUBLIC HEALTH FORUM-A Global Perspective on Obesity: Related Health

                     Disparities in the United States (BU)

January 25    DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION SEMINAR-Documentary Screening of the

                    Abominable Crime: An Evening with Maurice Tomlinson, Jamaican Lawyer

                    and Gay Rights Activist (BU)