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The Global Public Health program is an interdisciplinary undergraduate program offered through collaboration among the Boston College Schools of Education, Nursing, and Social Work. The program is open to all Boston College undergraduates, and it is designed for students who wish to explore global health issues as the basis for a potential career in public health, or who wish to understand the significance of global health challenges for their own futures in other fields. The Global Public Health program has a broad vision, and an important purpose of the program is to draw together advances in the natural sciences with the insights of the humanities and social sciences.

The Global Public Health program begins with a three-course sequence that integrates foundational principles of public health with research on health topics, populations, and settings so that students can learn about the public health field and the application of skills to real-world problems.



NURS1210 Public Health in a Global Society

NURS3210 Contemporary Issues in Public Health

APSY405001 Public Health Practice in the Community


For more information on the Public Health curriculum, email or follow us on Twitter: @PublicHealth_BC. Contact us if you want to receive our weekly global public health email.


FIVE-MINUTE INTERVIEW with Ashley Antwi, BC '17

1. What is the current research project that you're conducting?

I’m currently conducting qualitative research for my BSHE 538: Qualitative Research Methods course. The purpose of my qualitative study is to describe the perceptions of emergency contraceptive pills among first-generation West African-American undergraduate women. Read more here.

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