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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.

Keep Communities Healthy

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.

Program Overview

Gain Real World Experience

Intern at a public health agency. Advance your professional development. Make connections in the field. You’ll graduate equipped and inspired to enter the public health workforce or apply to graduate school in public health and related fields.


Laura Chyu

Laura Chyu


A Value-Driven Public Health Education

Public health is about working from your heart for a better world where health and well-being are attainable for all."

Laura Chyu


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

Pre-Med & Pre-Health Professions Advising

Your path to a career in health professions starts here. University of San Francisco pre-health advisors are here to help with prerequisite courses, application recommendations, and career information.

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  • Think and act beyond the classroom. Engage your whole self. Advocate for health equity and social justice. Prepare to be a public health leader in local and global communities.

  • In just five years, earn a BS in Public Health and a Master of Public Health. Get a discount on your fifth year.

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.