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Public Health, BS

Learn to improve the health of whole populations. Advocate for health equity and social justice. Prepare to lead in public health locally and globally.

Through coursework and fieldwork, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills you need to improve population health outcomes and to pursue health equity. This 56-unit public health major gives you the space to double major or add a minor if you wish. You’ll graduate equipped and inspired to enter the public health workforce or apply to graduate school in public health and related fields.

Professor Richard Callahan

Dr. Richard Callahan


A Value-Driven Public Health Education

The first tool that I want to really share with students is a belief that you can change and make a difference."

Dr. Richard Callahan


Public Health Program Highlights

  • Complete an internship and gain real-world experience in public health
  • Learn how to seek health equity and health justice
  • Learn to heal the whole person: body, mind, spirit
  • Learn in the city of health tech, health care, and public health innovation
  • Study a range of areas across disciplines to become well-rounded  
  • Connect with USF's highly ranked MPH program and explore the MPH as an undergraduate

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Public Health Accreditation

CEPH Accredited

The University of San Francisco Master of Public Health Program is fully accredited by the Council of Education for Public Health (CEPH) through December 31, 2026.