Undergraduate Public Health Major

What is the Public Health Major?

Public Health is a school-wide liberal arts major, leading to a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science, that uses public health questions, concepts, and tools to teach critical thinking skills. Students learn to ask questions, challenge assumptions, and explore answers to promote the health and well-being of communities, locally, nationally, and globally. By integrating the diverse areas of public health, students are introduced to the determinants of health, emerging diseases, access to health care and modes of health care delivery, the geography of health, and the effects of environment on health and disease.
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First steps in learning more about and applying for the Public Health major:

  1. Interested in the major?
    Attend an information session.
  2. Visit our admission page for an overview of the application process and timeline.
  3. Learn about the major. Explore our degree requirements.

News and Announcements

Latest entry:
Fri, 18 Apr 2014
Husky Pediatric Cancer Foundation
Here is some information on an RSO that may be of some interest to Public Health Majors! We are an RSO on campus called the Husky Pediatric Cancer Foundation. We are a student-led organization dedicated to supporting low-income families with … Continue reading


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Meet a Public Health Major

Monica Lazarus Undergrad Student ProfileMonica Lazarus
Junior, Public Health; Minor: Nutritional Sciences, Global Health
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Recruiting Events

Representatives from UW SPH will be at the following recruiting events to meet you and answer any of your questions.