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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

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Advancing Research and Scholarship at Boston College: Global Public Health Policy, Disparity, and Disease

December 11th

10:30 AM - 6:00 PM

Yawkey Center

Murray Function Room

Global Public Health in Boston

Ebola Update: Where Are We with Vaccines, U.S. Preparedness and the West African Crisis

Harvard School of Public Health Webcast

Tuesday, November 25th

12:30—1:30 PM

Treatment as Prevention: Can We Treat

Our Way Out of the AIDS Epidemic?

Harvard School of Public Health Webcast

Monday, December 1st

12:30—1:30 PM

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