Global Public Health and the Common Good

The Program for Global Public Health and the Common Good at Boston College is grounded in science and rooted in a philosophy of social justice. It is committed to creation of a healthier and more equitable society and to care for the Earth—our common home.

Undergraduates study the core disciplines of public health. They explore the social, economic, and political factors that drive disparities in health and shape patterns of disease. They examine the health impacts of a changing global environment. Through their mentored research, service, and experiential learning, they gain analytical skills in epidemiology and understanding of the ethical and legal foundations of public health.

Program graduates will be fully prepared for post-graduate study in public health, medicine, nursing and dentistry. They will gain deep understand of how the health of populations shapes societies, molds the destiny of nations, and influences individual health and well-being. They will be prepared for lives of service to others.



Solidarity Statement

As members of the Boston College community committed to the Ignatian vision of being men and women for others and in light of the firm belief that the common good is to be shared by all, we stand in solidarity in light of events occurring in our country today. In particular, we the undersigned:

  • Demand justice for the brutal killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and many others
  • Affirm the clear ethical truth that Black Lives Matter
  • Condemn the weaponizing of the Bible and church buildings by the President on June 1 and 2
  • Protest the unconstitutional use and threat of military action against citizens of the United States engaged in lawful assembly
  • Call on our leaders to embody by their actions and words a civil respect for all people
  • Pray that our country may be safe for all, in particular for those who have lived in fear for too long because we have not attended to injustices against them.  

Please join us in signing this statement of solidarity. All names will be added to

Sign the Statement of Solidarity


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