The College of Global Public Health offers ten innovative undergraduate majors in global public health in collaboration with several of NYU’s prestigious schools. These majors are designed to give you a broad foundation in public health coupled with a related discipline, preparing forward-thinking innovators like you for a wide variety of meaningful careers.
The Global Public Health Majors
The College of Global Public Health offers ten innovative undergraduate majors in global public health in collaboration with several other schools across NYU’s academic network. The schools and respective majors are:
College of Nursing
Silver School of Social Work
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
- Global Public Health/Applied Psychology
- Global Public Health/Food Studies
- Global Public Health/Media, Culture, and Communication
- Global Public Health/Nutrition & Dietetics
College of Arts and Science
Global Public Health Competencies
All students, regardless of which Global Public Health Major you choose, take required courses in the six core public health areas, followed by courses in your chosen major department (you can learn more about the curriculum for each major here.
Each of the 10 global public health majors aim to help students:
- recognize key historical milestones in the development and evolution of the field of public health with examples from both the U.S. and international contexts.
- describe and assess the biological, social, environmental and structural determinants of health by applying interdisciplinary approaches and methodologies.
- know and understand key data analysis techniques and epidemiological concepts for measuring disease occurrence and frequency, and how the information obtained from these measures is used to assess the health of populations.
- read and understand the public health literature across time, forms, and cultures.
- compare measures and outcomes of health systems and policy in high, middle and low income countries.
- apply concepts of public health promotion and prevention to engage in collaborative and culturally relevant public health activities that, in turn, promote social justice.
- connect disciplinary training to public health concepts in the classroom and in the field.