Global Public Health (BS, BA)

Program Overview

Binghamton University’s Global Public Health (GPH) program provides transdisciplinary training for students interested in health and disease prevention. Students will learn the complex causes of disease and health disparities and will be able to use the multidisciplinary content of the program to produce meaningful research.

The program combines two closely related fields — global health and public health — into a single major: Public health is the science of understanding what causes disease, how to prevent disease and how to improve individual health. Global health is the art and science of implementing public health on a global scale in low- and high-income nations alike, with special attention to disadvantaged groups.

Degrees Offered

  • BS in Global Public Health
  • BS in Global Public Health (Future Healthcare Providers)
  • BA in Global Public Health

Internships, Research Opportunities and More

Incoming students should consider the Community and Global Public Health First-year Research Immersion (FRI) Stream. FRI programs provide high-achieving first-year students with hands-on research experience. Students can also apply up to 8 credits of study abroad, internship, independent study/research or service learning to their degree's elective requirements.


Some courses to consider in your first year:

After You Graduate

Graduates from the Global Public Health program will be well-positioned for employment in public health, health advocacy, hospital administration, international development, and non-profit or other service organization leadership, as well as further study in public health, medicine and allied health professions.

For more information, visit the Global Public Health website.