Why Choose Public Health at UMD?

The UMD School of public Health prepares students to recognize and understand the world’s most pressing health problems and to play a practical role in developing solutions to these challenges. We offer four undergraduate Bachelor of Science programs which prepare students for diverse careers that make meaningful contributions to the health and welfare of individuals, communities and society.

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Public health addresses complex issues: the obesity epidemic, climate change, substance abuse, health disparities, gun violence and other issues that affect our lives everyday. No matter which of our four bachelor’s degrees you choose, you will gain a strong foundation in the tools of public health and have unique internship opportunities that give you the real world experience employers seek.

SPH Curriculum

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. With a focus on preventing disease and injury and promoting wellness and health equity, you will investigate how public health can save lives and money, improve our quality of life, help children thrive and reduce human suffering.

Throughout your SPH experience, we will connect you with award-winning faculty and mentors who are committed to your career development and to helping you explore how you can make a difference in one of the diverse fields of public health. Our close proximity to the nation’s capital and ties to federal health agencies and leading public health organizations give you amazing out-of-theclassroom learning opportunities and a competitive edge in the job market.