Welcome to the latest information from the Undergraduate Public Health Studies department in the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.


The Tulane Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree is an academic degree which addresses the health of populations and communities through instruction, service, and community-based research. The degree is firmly grounded in a background of humanities, social science and the liberal arts. The degree fulfills Tulane University’s campus-wide undergraduate core proficiency through this background while stressing an additional commitment to quantitative and scientific skills.

Career Options

Public health provides students with good long-term career options. Among the careers our students pursue are: medicine and epidemiology in governmental agencies, health education and grant writing for non-governmental organizations, and health care administration and industrial hygiene for corporate firms. There is a growing need for public health professionals.

Students are supported in career development by School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services, which works only with SPHTM students, as well as the university’s abundant professional and academic development services, including the Tulane Career CenterAcademic Advising Center, and Academic Success Center.


The Tulane BSPH degree is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, an independent agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education to accredit schools of public health and public health programs.