Department of Urban Public Health (DUPH )

Bachelor of Science, Public Health (BSPH)

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 student for the public health workforce and for advanced education in the health sciences such as public health or medicine or health-related fields such as public policy.  Grounded in the understanding that structural and social inequalities impact health outcomes in historically disadvantage and under-resourced communities, the BSPH program aims to provide the next generation of scholars and practitioners a rich educational foundation that integrates theoretical, applied, and social justice knowledge.    

The BSPH program offers a rich public health curriculum 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.

Upon completion of the degree, BSPH graduates will be equipped to addressed health disparities, health equity, and socio-environmental justice issues prevalent in urban under-resourced communities. BSPH graduates can pursue employment in local, state and national public health agencies and organizations, social and health service sectors, not-for profit community-based organizations (CBOs), and be highly prepared to pursue further health-related graduate education.

Program Highlights

  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • Social justice focused curriculum
  • Culturally diverse student body and faculty
  • Experiential education
  • Research experience
  • Leadership development
  • Domestic and international internship opportunities
  • Cross-disciplinary education  
  • Expert faculty trained in a variety of public health disciplines, including but not limited to: public health research and practice, health promotion and disease prevention, preventive medicine, health behavior research, social determinants of health, social and environmental justice, program planning and evaluation, global health, health policy, leadership, and cultural studies.