The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) is an in-demand, skills-based degree. The program combines the prestige and rigor of Tulane’s undergraduate program with the depth and breadth of the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, the country’s oldest and most-respected graduate public health degree program.
Why Public Health?
Public health is the study of health from a population viewpoint. While medicine focuses on healing one person at a time, public health seeks solutions for groups as small as the mother/child unit to as large as the globe.
Our program is very thoroughly global, but at the same time it’s intrinsically local. In fact, in our view, local health is a global concern as our world become ever more interconnected. We believe global health encompasses communities in low-resource countries where infectious diseases are a persistent killer; poor urban neighborhoods in cities like New Orleans where healthy foods are not easily accessible; in developing regions where growing industrialization is negatively impacting environmental health; and everywhere chronic health issues like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes exact a heavy toll on families, communities, and the work force.
The need for public health grads is great and the BSPH degree from Tulane prepares you for this growing marketplace. Our graduates find positions working with the public, in research, and in industry, or use their diploma as the gateway to an advanced degree in public health, medicine, law, social work, health administration, and many other areas. They go on to careers addressing the obesity epidemic, the spread of infectious disease, the increase in unprecedented global disasters, and growing emphasis on wellness. The Tulane degree has value and makes our students valuable to both employers and institutions of higher learning.