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Public Health

The Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program is designed for undergraduate students who have broad interests in health and disease in populations and communities worldwide. The BSPH program is skill-based with an emphasis o critical thinking, analysis, synthesis of information, and communication. Students in the BSPH program will acquire knowledge and skills in the following core elements of the discipline: epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, and health systems management. As a student progresses through the program, there are opportunities to specialize their focus through elective credit offered from both within the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine and from approved courses in other academic fields. 

The BSPH program provides academic opportunities through instruction, service learning, and capstone experiences that prepare students to improve the health of populations and communities; identify, resolve, and prevent public health problems; and manage health-related programs. The degree is firmly grounded in a background of humanities, science, social science, and the liberal arts, which fulfills Tulane University’s campus-wide undergraduate core proficiency while stressing an additional commitment to quantitative and scientific skills.