The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) (or Bachelor of Public Health) is an undergraduate degree that prepares students to pursue careers in the public, private, or non-profit sector in areas such as public health, environmental health, health administration, epidemiology, nutrition, biostatistics, or health policy and planning. Postbaccalaureate training is available in public health, health administration, public affairs, and related areas.
The University of California at Irvine has the largest enrollment of undergraduate Majors in Public Health, with about 800 students in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health Sciences, and another 500 students in the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Policy. UC irvine also offers a minor in Public Health for students of other majors .
The Council on Education for Public Health includes undergraduate public health degrees in the accreditation review of public health programs and schools.
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—William Shakespeare (15641616)
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—Henry David Thoreau (18171862)
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—Herman Melville (18191891)