Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Provided through the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

Undergraduate BS in Public Health

Public health professionals use knowledge of the interrelation of social, behavioral, legal, medical, and economic issues. They work with complex health issues within communities to protect and improve health for local, national, and global populations. There is a broad variation of career opportunities in the public health field ranging from provision of health care services in a clinical setting to working on prevention and wellness promotion programs.

The undergraduate program in Public Health is provided through Rutgers' Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy. As one of the strongest policy schools in the nation, the Bloustein School has the capacity to address local, state, regional, national and international policy and planning issues with expertise and credibility. The School is a leader in such areas as smart growth, transportation planning, workforce development, and environmental health, and builds on its association with research centers in related areas. The Bloustein School is also distinctive in its simultaneous focus on graduate and undergraduate education.

The public health major prepares students for graduate education in public health and for entry-level positions in a broad spectrum of private and public health organizations. Students receive a conceptual understanding of interrelated health, environmental, economic, educational, and social welfare issues.


Admission requirements for the Public Health program as listed as Prerequisites on the Bloustein School website.

To pursue the major, students must apply and be admitted to the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

The Bloustein School provides additional information for transfer students on its website.



Download the curriculum worksheet for the Public Health program


Student Counselors - Bloustein School
  • Christina Torian, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Advising

  • Nicole Martinez, Academic Advisor

  • Abby Stern Cardinale, Academic Advisor