Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Why the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program? 

The BSPH program in Urban Health Disparities at CDU offers a tailored educational journey, designed to help you find your unique role in the ever-evolving field of public health. Our program goes beyond conventional studies by grounding education in the reality of structural and social inequalities, particularly how they impact health outcomes in under-resourced communities. 

With a focus on social justice, our curriculum delves into the most pressing public health challenges, offering students the chance to work closely with experienced professors who are experts in their respective fields. Whether you’re interested in research, internships, or mentorship, our faculty is available and committed to guiding you. 

Our small class sizes ensure individualized attention, while our culturally diverse student body and faculty enrich the educational experience. Domestic and international internships, research opportunities, and a focus on leadership skills round out a program that’s both comprehensive and deeply engaged with real-world issues. 

Public Health Field/Internship Experiences 

Students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program complete 150 hours of field experiences in a variety of settings, including, but not limited to:

  • Community Health Centers
  • Nonprofit Organizations 
  • Government Agencies
  • Research Institutions 
  • Global Health Initiatives
  • Health Promotion Programs

These experiences equip students with practical skills, a deep understanding of public health challenges, and a sense of social responsibility, preparing them for successful careers in the field.

I enjoyed working and learning alongside like-minded individuals who strive to improve the overall health of marginalized populations across the nation and the globe.”
Maryver Perez
Maryver Perez , BSPH Class of 2021

Career Options

Students who complete the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program pursue careers or further education such as:

  • Health Education Specialist 
  • Community Health Worker (CHW) 
  • Community and/or School Health Educators 
  • Health Program Coordinator
  • Public Health Researcher Assistant 
  • Environmental Health Officer 
  • Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) 
  • Master of Health Science Physician Assistant (MHS-PA)
  • Medical Education
  • Master of Public Health (MPH)

Questions? Contact Us.

Sondos Islam, PhD, MPH, MS
Department Chairperson
Claudia M. Corleto, MEd
Program Coordinator II
Jennifer E. Alvarez, MPH
Project Manager

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The CDU BSPH program in Urban Health Disparities is nationally accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).