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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.


Student Profile:

Blake Acquarulo

See the Updates page for an interview with BC senior Blake Acquarulo about her experience in the Global Public Health Program and her plans to pursue an MPH at the Yale School of Public Health next year!  Read more in Updates.


BC Events - 

Coffee and Career Session: What is an MPH?

Thursday, April 28

4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Maloney 365

Come learn about the Boston University School of Public Health from an admissions officer and hear from BC seniors about applying to and selecting Master of Public Health (MPH) programs around the country. Coffee and afternoon snacks will be provided. 







Global Public Health Events in Boston

Research Day on Global Food Security: Crisis and Opportunity

Monday, April 25 at 9:00 am- 5:00 pm 

Tufts University 

The event is designed to encourage collaborative and synergistic relationships among Tufts-based (and other) researchers interested in this topic. The event will include lightning talks, breakout sessions, a digital poster session and a networking reception.

Lightning Talks:

  • The World’s Food Supply – Trends and Projections
  • Dietary Patterns, Undernutrition and Obesity – What People Eat, and What’s Eating Them
  • Markets, Food Prices and Food Security
  • Measuring Food Security – Metrics and Data Needs


See more events here.