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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:

Nadia Abuelezam, Sc.D.

Assistant Professor, William F. Connell School of Nursing

See the Updates page for an interview with CSON Professor Nadia Abuelezam about her experience in the public health field in general and at BC in particular!  Read more in Updates.



BC Events - 

October 24         

Health and Inequality in Rural Ecuador

October 25         

Dartmouth Public Health Program Info Session







Global Public Health Events in Boston


October 24         Prospective Student Info Session: School of Public Health (Harvard)

October 25         Graduate School Financial Aid for Beginners (Webinar)

October 26         Public Health Forum: The Fate of Obamacare (BU)