Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program is based on a philosophy of health promotion and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities. Graduates of the BSPH program will be able to assess factors influencing health in populations as well as plan, design, implement, and successfully manage effective health care programs and interventions. Students in the BSPH program must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in their Texas A&M coursework. Another option for talented undergraduate students is the new 3+2 Program in Epidemiology, in which undergraduate BSPH majors can earn a combined BSPH/MPH degree in Epidemiology through an intensive program covering no more than 5 years. The application is now available. Students apply in the spring of their junior year, and the combined program begins fall of their senior year. Students must have a minimum 3.5 overall Texas A&M  GPA on a minimum of 30 Texas A&M credit hours at the time of application.

Public health professionals with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) are prepared to:
  • assess factors influencing health in individuals, communities and populations
  • plan effective programs and interventions
  • design evaluations for those interventions
  • successfully manage the implementation of those programs

The BSPH program is based on a philosophy of health promotion and disease prevention, to improve the quality of life of individuals, families and communities.

The BSPH discipline focuses on four areas:
  • the multiple determinants of health, including biological, environmental, sociocultural, health service, and economic factors,
  • identification of scientific data, tools of informatics, and other information for identifying indicators of health status and health disparities and assessing the well-being of a community,
  • addressing the major local, national, and global health challenges, and
  • designing public health approaches and interventions that improve health outcomes, population health and well-being.
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