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Public Health (B.S.)

Public health professionals work with communities and individuals to protect, maintain and enhance health and quality of life. All students complete the public health core courses, which provide a strong foundation in the U.S. Public Health System, factors impacting human health and disease, population-based and individual approaches to health enhancement, public health data sources, health policy, health law, health communication and much more.

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Public Health, B.S. / Applied Gerontology, M.S.

The Public Health bachelor’s/Applied Gerontology master’s degree program is designed to provide qualified students the means to complete the requirements for both degrees in a period of five years. The key feature of the program is that a student can count up to 12 hours of graduate-level courses to satisfy requirements for the B.S. in Public Health Studies and toward the M.S. in Applied Gerontology.

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The University of North Carolina Wilmington is an applicant for reaccreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health.   

The accreditation review will address all concentrations in the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program. Other degrees and areas offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of reaccreditation review.   

Third-party comments will be accepted by CEPH until 30 days before the site visit. Comments can be emailed to Zainab Bazzi at zbazzi@ceph.org or you can mail them to the address below.    

Important Dates (subject to change): 

  • Final Self-Study Submission May 14, 2021
  • Reaccreditation Site Visit  June 14-15, 2021
  • Reaccreditation decision at August 26, 2021 meeting

For information about the accreditation and review process please contact the Council on Education for Public Health at:

1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220 
Silver Spring, MD 20910