Public Health (BA)


Explore the sociocultural factors shaping health.

The Northeastern Public Health major is for students with an interest in the sociocultural factors shaping health, public health policy, or administration. You will develop extensive knowledge in public health along with a solid grounding in the social and behavioral sciences.

This is a good fit if you’re interested in public health and society both locally and globally.

BA graduates often pursue degrees in law or public policy, urban planning, or work for social change in non-profit organizations.

As a graduate you can continue your education in public health and enter careers in health education, health administration, health policy, or health promotion.

The BA degree gives you flexibility and a solid foundation in public health while focusing on the social and behavioral sciences.

Why do the BA in
Public Health?

Accredited by:

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The Council on Education in Public Health

Public Health BA


The program’s interdisciplinary focus encompasses courses on health policy, epidemiology, and biostatistics, paired with courses in psychology and other social sciences.

While saving time and money, you can gain a competitive advantage in the job market by choosing our PlusOne accelerated BA/master’s degree program in Public Health.

Students take courses from categories listed below to connect public health knowledge with other disciplines.

  • Environmental Health and Climate Change
  • Globalization and Global Health
  • Healthcare Administration and Management
  • Law, Policy, and Human Rights
  • Society and Behavior

Sample Curriculum

Subject to change. Please check the academic catalog for the most current information.

Experiential Learning

On-campus experiential learning options include:

Off-campus options include local and federal public health agencies and NGOs in Boston and around the globe.