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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.


Graduate Profile:

Christine Callahan, BC '13 Grad

2017 MPH candidate in Nutrition, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 
See the Updates page for Christine's Peace Corps blog.



BC Events -

March 27 

Anticipating the Third Century of the National Library of Medicine: Driving Discovery from Data

March 28 

CSON Traditional Master's Entry Info Session

March 29 

Education & Social Services Career Fair

March 30 

Park Street Series - What's Wrong With Me?: The Mysteries of Chronic Illness







Global Public Health Events in Boston


March 28 Exclusive MTV Shuga Down South Screening in Boston (BU)

March 28 Creating Culture, Making Change: The Role of Entertainment in 

               Global Health (BU)

March 29 Behavioral Policy in Contexts of Scarcity (BU)

March 31 Unseen Enemy Screening (Harvard Kennedy School, 75 JFK Street, 

                Cambridge, Littauer Room 150, 2:30-4pm)