Pitt Public Health has a long history of preparing generations of leaders to meet the needs of our communities. We are excited to launch a new Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree, expanding into undergraduate education.
The BSPH is a four-year degree program that provides students with a foundation in the key disciplines of public health while incorporating active learning activities. BSPH students learn about today’s most pressing public health topics, including climate change, precision public health, health equity, and the role of technology and innovation in health promotion.
Students gain on-the-ground experience through the program’s unique service-learning component. Every BSPH student works in the community to directly engage with populations and get a firsthand look at how their coursework translates into real-world settings.
Some of our current BSPH course offerings
- Fundamentals of Public Health is the foundation for your future in public health. It provides an overview of key public health concepts and applications.
- Genes, Cells, and Communities: Introduction to Public Health Biology introduces you to the biological basis of the most pressing global public health challenges of the 21st century.
- Essentials of Health Equity: Exploring Social and Structural Determinants of Health engages students in a critical exploration of the intersectionality of health disparities.
- Public Health Threats in Suriname: From Ecosystem to Human Health provides an opportunity to learn about global public health and environmental health threats in a developing country.
- Introduction to Global Health covers fundamental concepts in global public health, including the relationships among health status, education, and poverty, and cross-cutting issues such as culture, ethics and human rights.
- Introduction to Public Health Biostatistics provides an overview of statistical methods used in public health practice and research, and hands-on training in statistical application methods.
- Introduction to Community-Based Approaches to Public Health explores how community and cultures impact health and well-being, and the importance of community engagement.
- Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences covers fundamental concepts of environmental the processes, exposures, agents, and disparities influencing disease progression.
- Introduction to Epidemiology introduces the data-driven science of understanding the health of populations and the prevention and control of diseases.
- Introduction to Health Policy and Management provides a framework for understanding the social, political, legal, and economic dimensions of the U.S. health care and public health systems.
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