Degree Programs in Public Health
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) and the Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) together created the undergraduate Public Health program. There are two-degree undergraduate program options for Public Health the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) at CU-Denver.
What is Public Health?
Public health professionals work to protect the environment, identify sources of illness in population groups, control disease outbreaks, evaluate the economic ramifications of changing demographics, developing interventions to promote healthy behavior, and produce health policy legislation. Public health draws from a broad array of disciplines, such as the social and behavioral sciences, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, business, economics, statistics, epidemiology, law, and biology; each provides unique insights for the diverse set of activities involved in public health practice.
At CU Denver, students can choose between two undergraduate majors: Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS). We also offer an accelerated master's program wherein students can get a BA or BS and an MPH in 5 years.
Our department advisors, Marisa Westbrook and Ryan O'Connell help guide students through our program. The advising office phone number is 303-315-7151. The advising office is located on the third floor of North Classroom, in room 3029.
Open Office Hours (Effective 8/19/2019)
Note: These advisors are specific to the Undergraduate Program in Public Health. All inquiries concerning transfer credits and acceptance into the university should contact an advisor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS Advising Office). Marisa and Ryan's drop-in advising hours are:
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