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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

Abby Spencer

August graduate completes degree in public health as foundation for career in genetic counseling

Charleston, South Carolina native Abby Spencer knew she was interested in health, but she didn’t truly understand the value of a public health perspective until she worked on a congenital heart disease project during high school. 

Olivia Ramos

Public health major, cheerleader to pursue career in maternal/child, women’s health

Olivia Ramos discovered photos of Carolina’s beautiful campus and then followed up with a tour that included in-person views of the horseshoe and hearing student testimonials first-hand. 

Ellie Lord

Public health graduate to join elite training program at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Highly competitive, this two-year training program matches candidates with public health agencies and nongovernmental organizations in the United States where they will work in a variety of public health settings. 

Emily Saathoff

Public health graduate to study maternal health as Rotary Scholar in Ghana

As a Rotary Scholar, Emily Saathoff will focus on maternal and child health, specifically maternal mortality rates due to pregnancy-related complications. Her goal is contribute to advancing equity in this area through prevention. 

Matt Trogdon

Marine Corps staff Sergeant earns public health degree to improve mental health for military service members and veterans

UofSC appealed to Matt Trogdon because of the Arnold School's rankings as a top tier public health program (No. 13 in 2020 among public universities according to U.S. News & World Report) and its top notch Navy ROTC program. 

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