Infectious disease pandemics and substance abuse disorders. Chronic disease and food insecurity. Healthy aging, reproductive health, and environmental advocacy. These types of topics and efforts to improve public health lie at the heart of what we do at UMass Amherst’s School of Public Health and Health Sciences.

As a BS in Public Health Sciences student you’ll be a part of those initiatives. You’ll study across disciplines from community health education to health policy and management, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, and biostatistics, drawing connections between them. And you’ll work with award-winning faculty who are leading forces in improving public health around the world.

We offer numerous opportunities for community-based internships and experience in clinical and outreach programs that promote quality of life in diverse populations while building skills in:

  • Health equity and access
  • Health care system analysis
  • Public health communications and advocacy