College of Health Sciences

Public Health (B.S.)

College of Health Sciences

Colleges / Schools

Public Health


Bachelor's, Minor

Program Types

About the Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The major in Public Health with a concentration in Global Health equips you with the tools necessary to study, research and practice ways to improve health outcomes for communities and populations. Our concentration in global health will allow you to apply these concepts to populations around the world.

A multidisciplinary program focus situates you at the intersections of public health, social science, and innovations in global health practice. These theoretical and practice-oriented underpinnings foster creative, evidence-based action to address the social, economic, and environmental determinants of health through the context of modern challenges and opportunities across societies.

The degree program emphasizes collaboration, critical thinking, and experiential learning. You will develop a unique set of skills with which to address health disparities and improve health and wellbeing in ways that are socially and culturally meaningful to communities in the United States and across the globe, “preparing students for life in a rapidly changing global society” in accordance with the mission and vision of Arcadia University.

Students interested in declaring public health as a major should meet with Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye to discuss the program. 

What to Expect

  • Public health issues explored from different perspectives
  • Coverage of the core disciplines of public health: epidemiology/biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health care management and policy, and environmental health
  • Examination of global health analytic frameworks and methods to understand and address health inequities

Career Paths

  • Healthcare professions
  • Public health
  • Health education
  • Community health
  • Social work or activism
  • Government and non-profit sectors
  • Research fields of a medical and sociological or anthropological nature

Minor in Global Public Health

The minor in Global Public Health provides undergraduates with the opportunity to learn about public health principles from a global perspective.

Interested students should meet with their major advisers and with Dr. Comfort Olorunsaiye for the Global Public Health Minor.


CEPH accreditedArcadia University’s B.S. and M.P.H. programs are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).