Social and Behavioral Sciences — Public Health Concentration

Program Type
Undergraduate Major
Bachelor of Art (BA)
Mode of Study

Tuition & fees

Costs include tuition, fees, & other costs such as books. See cost details

Financial aid

On average, 92% of enrolled students who file a FAFSA receive an offer. 91% of offers include scholarships, grants, waiver, and/or work-study. Explore aid

Program duration

Typical completion time: 4 years. Flexible options may save time. Explore options


SAT & ACT scores optional. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines

Program highlights

  • Make valuable connections with area employers and community partners through an internship where you’ll integrate learning with hands-on work experience.
  • Build a foundation for evidence-based learning about the public health issues affecting area communities and society at large.
  • Gain academic credit for skills and knowledge you’ve already acquired through work, community service, or life experience.
  • Save time by transferring prior college credits.
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Gain hands-on experience

Bolster your resume and gain skills beyond the classroom through an internship in traditional and non-traditional health settings. You’ll establish connections and gain hands-on experience to market yourself effectively to future employers.

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Meet emerging health challenges

Prepare for a variety of roles tackling emerging health challenges at the state, national, or global level. You’ll use your voice in diverse fields of professional practice, bringing an experienced viewpoint to issues affecting society at large.

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Program requirements

Prepare for a rewarding profession designed to address health issues in communities, including environmental health, emergency preparedness, outbreak investigations, needs assessments, emerging infectious diseases, as well as the threat of bioterrorism. You’ll learn to become a decision-maker and policy advocate.

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Embrace community engagement

With the help of local community partners, you’ll explore the ethical principles and regulatory requirements needed for protecting human subjects. The practice of community engagement inspires civic duty and ethical citizenship.

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Versatile, accomplished faculty

Each faculty member brings diverse individual experience, socio-cultural backgrounds and intellectual traditions within the fields of anthropology, psychology, and sociology, and is dedicated to educating the next generation of public health leaders.

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Scholarship opportunities

Scholarships offer valuable financial aid that doesn’t need to be repaid. You’ll be automatically considered for Merit Scholarships when you apply for admission by the deadline. Additional opportunities are available.

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Considering transferring to USM?

We welcome students who are transferring from another four-year university or community college. Our knowledgeable Admissions Counselors will help you to navigate the admissions and credit-transfer process.

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