Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
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 Our Students: The BSPH Program Ambassadors
- Frequently Asked Questions
- BSPH Program Summary Handout Used for Information Sessions
- Marissa Bane, a BSPH Senior, is lead author on a qualitative study on prevention of burn injuries in Malawi published in the scientific journal Tropical Doctor: Qualitative evaluation of paediatric burn injury in Malawi: assessing opportunities for injury prevention.
- Phi Beta Kappa welcomes ten from Gillings School
- Shauna Rust, a BSPH senior, authored an op-ed recently published in the Raleigh News & Observer, “NC should be doing more, not less to reduce teen pregnancies.”
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