General Information

Our Bachelor in Public Health degree (BPH) program has been in existence since the late 1970s and is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The undergraduate program aims to educate and train students to pursue a career working in community and public health, in a variety of settings including departments of health, international and community health and social agencies, hospitals, school districts, non-governmental agencies (NGOs) as well as in voluntary, private or governmental agencies. The BPH degree program prepares students to accomplish the following in their professional work and work-settings:

  • Encourage and promote public health education within the framework of legal, ethical, moral and professional standing.
  • Advocate for and support equity to reduce stigma and health disparities.
  • Provide leadership within the public health profession.
  • Collaborate with other professionals, staff, communities and consumers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of health education programs.
  • Articulate, engage, and advocate for positive public health policy initiatives.
  • Conduct and incorporate research findings into practice settings.
  • Participate successfully in the professional certification examination process.
  • Establish and maintain a personal commitment to intellectual inquiry, self-directed learning, and professional growth.

For more information please contact:

Dr. Karen Kopera-Frye,
Undergraduate Coordinator
Phone: 575-646-3526
Office: CHSS 303


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