Why Choose Public Health at UMD?

The University of Maryland 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. 

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 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. 

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. 

Explore all our undergraduate majors.

Learn more about the specific majors we offer:

Community Health  -  Family Science  -  Kinesiology  -  Public Health Science

SPH Opportunities Beyond the Classroom:

Career Services
Research Opportunities
Student Involvement

Visit Opportunities: 
The School of Public Health is currently not offering any in-person visit opportunities for Fall 2020 due to implications of COVID-19. For more information on general daily visit opportunities to the University of Maryland, please visit the UMD Admissions Daily Visits site.

Prospective undergraduate students who want to learn more about the School of Public Health can contact Taylor Sanders at tsander5@umd.edu