The University of Maryland College Park offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health Science at the Universities at Shady Grove for third- and fourth-year undergraduate students. It combines a robust curriculum in the natural sciences with training in the basic fields of public health, including coursework in areas such as kinesiology, biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health, and behavioral and community health. The Public Health Science major provides students with interdisciplinary training that is essential to recognizing and addressing public health issues at the state, national, and global levels.

After graduation, our students are prepared to explore careers in areas including but not limited to: 

  • Allied health
  • Health policy
  • Wellness and fitness
  • Human services
  • Research
  • Health promotion
  • Health education
  • Health communication
  • Health administration

The Public Health Science Program is a two year program at Shady Grove. A basic foundation in public health and health behavior, including biology, chemistry, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology are requirements for participation in the program. For more information, visit the program website.