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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: Ayanna Griffith, Junior

Ayanna Griffith is a junior political science major in the college of Arts and Sciences. She has taken the first two courses in the global public health sequence. 

She shares with us her experience working at UNAIDS.


BC Events

Boston College Public Health Club Meeting

October 7th

Cushing 001, 8 pm

"Life Sciences and Health Professions" : Professors and Pastries 

October 8th 

Reception Area, Stokes, 3:30 pm-5:30 pm





          Global Public Health Events in Boston

HUBweek: Global Health Threats, Global Health Opportunities

                                           Harvard School of Public Health

                                                                       October 5th

                                                               9:00 AM- 1:30 PM

        Public Health Priorities for an Aging Population

                                            Boston University SPH  

                                                  September 29th

                                                              4:30 PM

See more events here.