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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.

 

Courses

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 publichealth@bc.edu 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:

Nicoline Bach, Senior

I am interested in public health because it is an interdisciplinary field and affects everyone globally, whether we are aware of it or not. I also think the field is incredibly meaningful because it works towards helping communities stay healthy on a large-scale...

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BC Events

Effects of Global Climate Change on Health

Sponsored By The Mendel Society Global Health Initiative

March 26th

7:00 PM

Cushing 001

 

Global Public Health in Boston

Consortium of Universities for Global Health Conference

Sheraton Hotel, Boston

March 26-28th

 

 

 

Diabetes Symposium: Lower Extremity Innovations and Discovery

Tufts University

March 27th

9:00 AM—5:00 PM

 

 

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