Advising and Schedule Planning:
- PHundergrad@sdsu.edu (General Inquiries)
- Amanda Brown – SLHS 242
- Esmeralda Sanchez – Hepner Hall 152
- Jennifer Felner, PhD, MPH (Program Director) – Hardy Tower 166
*Please note that there will be NO SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS or OFFICE HOURS during holidays, spring break, winter break and summer break. Questions during this time will be addressed via e-mail only, so please plan ahead!
Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program Overview
The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health provides a broad educational opportunity and exposure of undergraduate students to the field of public health and its many disciplines.
The major prepares students to develop, implement, and assess public health programs conducted in varied settings, with diverse populations and aimed at reducing threats to public health. The major prepares students for entry-level positions in a variety of settings, including government agencies, private/voluntary agencies, hospitals, clinics, and international programs.
Students develop basic competencies in public health concepts, theories, and methods. Students are exposed to the disciplines of epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, health services administration, and behavioral science. The program of study uses examples of public health problems from all of these disciplines