Undergraduates

Are you a current undergraduate student at UC Berkeley who is interested in majoring in public health? Then you’ve come to the right place! Although the major is still capped, we encourage all qualified students to apply. Undergraduate students in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley can apply to major in public health after completing the lower-division prerequisites, generally at the end of the sophomore year.

The bachelor of arts degree in public health is primarily intended to prepare students for graduate study in public health. Those who choose to work after obtaining their BA are usually employed by government, private, and nonprofit organizations in careers such as survey workers, educators, or research project associates.

All students interested in the undergraduate major—or the field of public health in general—are encouraged to consult with an academic advisor.

Please see the Undergraduate Major section in Academics for more information and how to apply.

New Summer Minor in Global Public Health

Looking for knowledge, skills and experience to make a difference in global health? The School of Public Health has recently established a new undergraduate summer minor in Global Public Health, to be offered starting in Summer 2017. The Global Public Health minor or certificate explores health-related issues affecting populations in the United States and worldwide. Students complete courses covering a range of disciplines and methods relevant to promotion and protection of human health, emerging health issues, healthcare systems, and approaches to address and intervene. The minor will enhance your preparation for careers in the dynamic, growing public health field and for clinical graduate training. Learn strategies for addressing emerging population health issues locally and globally. Gain valuable internship experience nationally or abroad.