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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

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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Two students honored with inaugural public health programs awards

The Office of Undergraduate Affairs has selected two students to receive the inaugural Outstanding Public Health Awards. Stephen ("Andrew") Zahran (B.A. in Public Health) and Zola Jane Alpin (B.S. in Public Health) are the 2022 recipients. 

Annalee Brody

May graduate focuses on emerging technologies to advance public health

Annalee Brody's first campus visit to UofSC was instrumental to helping her select a major. She says that Arnold School students clearly had a stronger passion and enthusiasm for their education and experiences.

Alex Karp

May graduate combines love of animals, passion for public health for career in veterinary medicine

Alex Karp found an intersectional topic he was passionate about for his senior thesis with the Honors College. Looking to incorporate animals into a public health project, he researched the impacts of pets on their owners’ overall health during the COVID-19 pandemic.   

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