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Undergraduate Degrees

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 tackling these grand challenges. We offer four undergraduate Bachelor of Science programs which prepare students for diverse careers that make meaningful contributions to the health and well-being of individuals, communities and the world. 

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Bachelor of Science, Family Science

Interested in the role that families play in individual and community health and the challenges they face in society? The Family Science major will give you the tools needed to improve the quality of life for families and children through education, applied research, policy analysis and human services program management.

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Bachelor of Science, Global Health

Interested in exploring public health and human rights in cross-cultural contexts? The multidisciplinary Global Health major introduces you to social, cultural and scientific factors affecting health outcomes around the world, preparing you for careers in policy and practice, applied research, and social services.

Kinesiology student Patrick Mullins '13 gets tested for VO2 max on treadmill

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology

Interested in the complex role that physical activity and sport play in human health and performance throughout life? The Kinesiology major focuses on the biomechanical, physiological, neuroscience, sports management, historical, and cultural aspects of human movement, physical activity and sports.

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Bachelor of Science, Public Health Practice

Interested in improving the health and quality of life of diverse populations? The Public Health Practice major gives you applied skills to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate culturally-appropriate public health interventions and policies. 

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Bachelor of Science, Public Health Science

Interested in utilizing a scientific perspective to prevent disease, illness and injury, and improve quality of life? The interdisciplinary Public Health Science major provides students with a strong foundation in the sciences while introducing the core areas of public health. 

PHSC student at commencement ceremony at the University of Maryland

BS, Public Health Science (Shady Grove)

Interested in pursuing a UMD bachelor's degree in Montgomery County? The Public Health Science program at the Universities at Shady Grove offers students a small, individualized classroom environment designed specifically for transfer students and provides a strong foundation in the sciences and core areas of public health.