Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
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How can I learn about the BSPH Program in Health Policy and Management?
- Carefully study all the links on this website.
- Attend an Open House or HPM Information Session: see the box to the right and register there.
- Meet with one or more current HPM BSPH students who are BSPH Program Ambassadors. They are happy to meet up to tell you about our program!
- If after reviewing this information you have specific questions about our program, please contact our registrar Lynnette Jones or assistant registrar Jackie Siler about specific technical information about applying, coursework, or pre-requisites; or the program Director Karl Umble.
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).
What are the strengths of our program?
- The quality of our students and the success of our graduates.
- The supportive learning environment we create.
- The applied nature of our curriculum.
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?
- Program Competencies, Curriculum and Degree Requirements
- Meet with Our Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BSPH Program Summary Handout Used for Information Sessions
- Franklin Niblock – UNC Medicine: Pursuing Primary Care and Public Health
- Burcu Bozkurt – Vietnam, Ethiopia, and D.C.
- Katharine Rossitch – Advancing Public Health Dentistry
- Shenise Gilyard – Medicine and Cardiovascular Research
- Todd Lewis – Moving into Global Health
- Peter Lyu – Research and Evaluation
- Congratulations to the eight recent HPM BSPH graduates who were named 2016 Buckley Public Service Scholars!
- Sarah Hart, new Burch Fellow, to partner with traditional healers in Tarapoto, Peru
- Congratulations to BSPH senior Preeya Patel on her research article on multiple myeloma being published in the American Society of Hematology’s medical journal, Blood. Ms. Patel completed this research with a team at the Levine Cancer Institute in Concord, NC during internships there.
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