Colleges with a Bachelors in Public Health Degree

Although many careers in public health require an advanced degree, some schools also offer bachelor's degrees in public health. Prospective students evaluating public health colleges have many criteria to consider, including career and education goals, available degree programs and concentration areas.

How to Select a Public Health School

Public health is a broad field which encompasses many professions. Therefore, enrollment candidates for public health bachelor's degree programs must consider the available types of degree programs, as well as how they relate to a prospective career. The standard credential at the undergraduate level the Bachelor of Science in Public Health, but there are also public health concentrations available within Bachelor of Health Science programs.

Consider the following when selecting a public health school:

  • Some schools also offer joint bachelor's-master's degree programs in public health.
  • Upon completion of a bachelor's degree program should consider a program with a stronger focus on practical skills.

Program Information

Because of the holistic nature of public health, aspiring public health professionals should consider specialties when selecting a bachelor's degree program. Common areas of study may include:

  • Behavioral and Social Science
  • Biostatistics and Informatics
  • Community Health
  • Environmental Health
  • Epidemiology
  • Global Health
  • Health Policy and Management
  • Health Promotion and Communication
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Minority Health and Health Disparities

Top Ten Universities for Public Health School

College/University Institution Type
Boston University private, not-for-profit, 4-year
Columbia University private, not-for-profit, 4-year
Emory University private, not-for-profit, 4-year
Harvard University private, not-for-profit, 4-year
Johns Hopkins University private, not-for-profit, 4-year
University of California-Berkeley public, 4 year
University of California-Los Angeles public, 4 year
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor public, 4 year
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities public, 4 year
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill public, 4 year

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