Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Department of Family Medicine and Public Health

What is Public Health?

Public Health seeks to improve human health through the development and application of knowledge that helps prevent disease, protects the public from exposure to potential harm, and promotes health throughout the state, the nation and the world. Public Health represents a growing and dynamic field with abundant career opportunities in the public and private sectors.

The field of Public Health is central to addressing some of the most pressing health issues we face today, such as rising health care costs and the need for greater prevention of disease and disability across the life span.

Notices and Events


Join us for Public Health Research Day @ UC SAN DIEGO

Thursday April 9, 2015,  2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UC San Diego Publich Health Research Day

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From Our Director

Dr. Bess Marcus, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, is delighted to have Dr. Cheryl Anderson as Director of the new undergraduate major in Public Health. Read the director's welcome to learn more about this exciting program launched in September 2013. Read more...

Public Health at UCSD

This student-made film features the four interim co-directors for the newly established Public Health Club at UCSD. The overarching goal of the Public Health Club is to bring students, staff and faculty with an interest in public health, healthy lifestyles, or community health together. The Public Health Club will serve as an umbrella organization wherein members will be able to specialize in a particular field of interest. The club will also help members by providing information and opportunities for volunteerism and internships.

Academic Advising

Walk-in Advising:

Monday - Friday
9:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm

 Appointments by request

Current Student Inquiries:
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