Bachelor of Public Health

The BPH is designed to provide students with foundational skills for both individual and community based health care.

Academic Opportunities


Public Health & Pop Culture

PHC 2100: Introduction to Public Health

Join our director, Dr. Liz Wood, for an introductory class into the world of public health and its presence all around us.

Message From The Director

Dr. Liz Wood, DHS, MPH

Message from the Director

Welcome to the University of Florida’s Bachelors of Public Health program. Our mission reflects that of the college, to preserve, promote and improve the health and well-being of populations, communities and individuals. To do this is in the BPH, we strive to create a foundation for public health education so that our students can incorporate the skills and knowledge obtained by complimenting it with medicine, dentistry, nursing, law, etc., by matriculating into graduate public health programs, or by entering the public health workforce.


Meet our Students

Jasmin Yu, PH Minor

Major: Health Science Minor: Public Health Hometown: Seminole, FL What interests you most about public health? I think I am most fascinated…


Grace Hansen, PH Minor

Major: Health Science Minor: Public Health Hometown: Naples, Florida What interests you most about public health? To understand how to…

Grace Hansen

Shelbi Dupre, BPH ’20

Major: Public Health Minor: Health Promotion Hometown: Melbourne, FL Why major in public health? The public health major has opened my…


wHAT We are up to

Public Health Scholars Program @ Columbia…

I wanted to share some of my photos from my summer experience with you. This summer I was selected out of well-over a 1000 applicants to participate…


BPH Students Publish Paper

“By the time UF Bachelor of Public Health students Hannah Douglas and Andrew Fiore graduated this spring they had another achievement to add to the…


Cancer Policy Internship in DC

Fizza Imran, a current MPH student and BPH 2018 graduate, recently finished the spring 2019 semester as the UF Health Cancer Center’s first cancer…


Final thoughts

Thank you, Meredith and Dr. Wood for the best years at UF!


" I believe in the nexus between public health and medicine and therefore, I stuck to my gut and applied to the BPH program. I was met with the most fulfilling and productive years at the University of Florida. Finally, I was meeting students who had similar interests to me, understood that healthcare was not about monetary gains, and that health is all around us. Finally, my professors and program directors were interested in my goals and aspirations and encouraged me to think about critical issues in the world, not just in public health. Finally, I felt that my time at UF made sense for my future.

Some of our 2019 BPH graduates