Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)

Our Mission

The mission of the BSPH program in Health Policy and Management is to develop responsible graduates who have the necessary knowledge, skills, and values to pursue successful careers in health systems in the U.S. and abroad.The program aims to prepare students for both entry-level positions and for advanced degree programs (e.g. graduate school, medical school, law school).

BSPH Information Sessions
Interested in our BSPH Program? Our Fall Open House will be September 25, 2015 from 3-5 pm in the Michael Hooker Research Center Atrium. We'll also have information sessions later in the semester. Register to attend here.

What are the strengths of our program?

What are our students interested in?

The following questions reflect just a few of the diverse interest areas our students explore while in the program:

    • Health disparities: What can we do to address the causes of health disparities both in the U.S. and internationally?
    • Health reform: In what ways will health reform change the future of U.S. health care?
    • Access to care: What can be done to improve access to health care for underserved populations?
    • Health care quality and costs: How can we improve quality of care while also managing rising health care expenditures?
    • Health promotion & disease prevention: What can we do to address preventable illnesses caused by tobacco use, obesity, and physical inactivity?
    • Global Health: How do other countries deliver health care and what can the U.S. learn from their successes and failures?

BSPH students on graduation day.


Additional Information:


This team of BSPH juniors worked with the Northwest North Carolina Partnership for Public Health during 2014-2015 to address the lack of public health awareness and knowledge of services provided by local health departments. Left to Right: Katherine Cavagnini, Rachel Hare, Debanjali Kundu, Alina Clarke, and Ryan Nguyen.


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