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Public Health

As a public health major at the Arnold School of Public Health, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs.

Public health encompasses a wide variety of areas, such as biostatistics; environmental health sciences; epidemiology; health promotion, education, and behavior; exercise science; communication sciences and disorders; and health services policy and management. Students will acquire a broad understanding of public health concepts, issues, and opportunities.


Undergraduate Degree Programs

As a public health major, you can choose from two different undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) curriculum is for students who want to apply the degree to social and behavioral sciences, while the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) is for students who are interested in a broad-based natural science. Take a closer look at the Public Health B.A. and B.S. degrees to find the one that fits you best.


Public Health Programs News

Taylor Wright

Former student body presidents: Where are they now?

USC catches up with past student body presidents, including public health alumna (2018) Taylor Wright, who now does public engagement for Secretary Pete Buttigieg improving public safety in the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Helen Holderread

Recent graduate preps for medical career with public health degree and global health experiences

Admitted students day turned out to be a milestone event for Helen Holderread. She learned about the B.S. in Public Health program, which would provide a solid foundation for her eventual medical studies while offering a broader view of health.

Asia Fulton

Public health student named Gillman Scholar

Asia Fulton, a rising senior majoring in public health, is one of five UofSC students to win a $5,000 Gillman Scholarship, which she is using to support her Spanish studies in Costa Rica. 

Amanda Dearborn

Students, alumni work to transform health care in rural communities

UofSC highlights this year's Capstone Scholars' medical mission trip to Guatemala, which was co-led by recent public health graduate Amanda Dearborn, to help underserved communities. 

Gabriela Carrara

Burn recovery inspires medical career for public health graduate

Gabriela Carrara was 13 when a cooking accident caused burns that would lead to one surgery, nine days in the hospital and years of recovery. Nine years later, the public health graduate credits the healthcare she experienced and observed as the inspiration for her pursuit of a career in medicine.

Cedrick Belton

May graduate to advance health equity for underserved communities by addressing social determinants of health

As a public health major, Cedrick Belton began to see the bigger picture of health and instantly felt a connection. Both in and out of the classroom, Belton spent his time at UofSC learning about the barriers and challenges facing underserved communities as well as possible impacts and solutions.

Amanda Dearborn

Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion announces inaugural DEI awardees

These awards are designed to recognize alumni, faculty, staff and students who have made exceptional contributions to advancing DEI through research, practice, community engagement, teaching and/or advocacy.

Madison Petersen

May graduate earns public health degree as foundation for career in medicine

During her program, Madison Petersen gained research experience with the Arnold Childhood Obesity Initiative and UofSC Connect Lab as well as the National Cancer Institute-funded Cancer Education Program, ultimately earning Graduation with Leadership Distinction in Research.

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