Bachelor of Science, Public Health (BSPH)

Public Health Program 

BSPH Program Mission
To provide a rigorous and transformative undergraduate education that fosters academic learning strengthens skills and promotes critical engagement for students to lead the efforts in the advancement of public health, social justice, health equity, and community wellbeing in under-resourced communities.

Bachelor of Science, Public Health (BSPH)

The BSPH program at CDU aims to prepare undergraduate students for the public health workforce and for advanced higher education in health profession degrees sciences including, but not limited to a Master of Public Health (MPH),  Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), Master of Health Science Physician Assistant (MSH-PA), or Medical or Dental School.   

Grounded in the understanding that structural and social inequalities impact health outcomes in historically disadvantaged and under-resourced communities, the BSPH program aims to provide the next generation of scholars and public health practitioners a rich educational foundation that integrates theoretical, applied, and social justice knowledge to public health research, practice and policy.     

The BSPH program offers a rich public health curriculum through a social justice lens that integrates the foundational public health domains: knowledge, skills, and research experience, which enhances our graduates’ ability to translate and apply the newly gained public health knowledge and skills to public health practice. 

BSPH Program Highlights:

  • Small Class Sizes for Individualized Attention
  • Social Justice Focused Curriculum
  • Culturally Diverse Student Body and Faculty
  • Domestic and International Internship Opportunities
  • Research Experience
  • Leadership Skills Development

Career Opportunities:

Upon completion of the BSPH program, CDU BSPH graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to join the public health workforce to address the Ten Essential Public Health Services and the Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) that impact health disparities and health inequities prevalent among historically marginalized communities.

Potential Jobs:

  • Federal, State, and Local Health Agencies
  • Community-Based Health Organizations
  • Research Institutions
  • Non-Governmental Health Agencies
  • Community Clinics
  • Hospitals and Medical Centers