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About the B.A. Degree

The public health program at the College of Charleston is an interdisciplinary degree, offered as both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science. Either option will prepare you to make significant contributions in a wide variety of settings and ways. Whether you’re interested in conducting research, crunching numbers or working directly with people, there are many roles in public health. Our program emphasizes the basics (required courses include Introduction to Public Health; Epidemiology; and Health Communication), yet allows you to delve deeply into research or hands-on experience. Public health faculty are from all over campus and they have developed strong relationships with health organizations in Charleston, meaning internship opportunities and important professional connections for students.


A degree in public health will prepare you for a variety of professional roles in the following areas:
  • health education and promotion
  • epidemiology and biostatistics
  • health policy
  • health services administration
  • environmental health


Our students have served internships with:
  • nutrition counselors
  • AIDS awareness organizations
  • community wellness centers
  • Charleston County Parks and Recreation
Download the public health brochure for more information.