The College of Charleston now offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate degree in Public Health, allowing students to pursue either a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) or a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.). The Bachelor of Arts degree is housed in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and this undergraduate public health program is one of the first of its kind in the nation.
In addition to four required courses (Introduction to Public Health, Global Health, Epidemiology, and Health Communication), the B.A. degree offers interdisciplinary courses in the following departments: Anthropology, Biology, Communication, Environmental Studies, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, and Urban Studies. Faculty members from all of these departments will contribute courses related to public health in their area of specialty. These faculty will continue to build ties to the local and national health community, providing students with the opportunity for internships and jobs with local and national health organizations.