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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: Chiamaka Okorie

Chiamaka, CSON '17, shares take aways from her experience in Ghana this summer and in the Global Public Helalth course.

Read the story on the Updates page. 

Course Three in Public Health Sequence Now Available

For more information see the Courses page. 


BC Events - 

Documentary Screening of Schooling the World: The White Man's Last Burden

This event is a part of Native American Heritage Month celebrations

November 17

Vandy Cabaret Room, 6:30 pm 

GlobeMed Presents: Joya Dass on Cultural Appropriation

November 18

Devlin 008, 5:30 pm

Nancy Robinson: Nurse-Midwivery Care to Women in Areas Affected by War

Sponsored by The William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College Global Public Heath Sequence and Medical Humanities

November 18

Gasson 210, 7:00 pm 






Global Public Health Events in Boston

Dean's Seminar on Contemporary Issues in Public Health: Guns in America      

Boston University of Public Health 

November 18th

1:00 -2:00 pm

CAMTech Webinar Series: Raising Seed Capital for Global Health Ventures

Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies at MGH 

November 19th

9:30 - 11:00 am                       


See more events here.