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B.S. with Major in Public Health

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Welcome to the Mel & Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health!

Arizona's first and only accredited college of public health, the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is uniquely situated in the culturally rich and diverse Southwest.

Distinguished for our outstanding community-based research and for our focus on eliminating health disparities, the Zuckerman College of Public Health offers opportunities to students for education, research, and community involvement. The College's interdisciplinary activities are enhanced by being part of the Health Sciences Center with campuses in Tucson, Phoenix, and fully online.

Undergraduate Admissions
Declare the Pre-Public Health Major
Apply to the Professional Public Health Major
Declare the Public Health Minor
Transfer Student Resources
Online Bachelor's Degree - Major in Public Health (Arizona Online)
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Student Life
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Academic Programs

Section Degrees Offered
Bachelor of Science with a Major in Public Health
Environmental Health Sciences
Family & Child Health
Health Behavior Health Promotion
Health Services Administration (Phoenix or Tucson)
One Health


Public Health Policy and Management
Public Health Practice (Phoenix-based program)
Dual Degree Programs
  • MD/MPH
  • JD/MPH
  • PharmD/MPH
  • MPH/MA Latin American Studies
  • MPH/MS Mexican American Studies
Graduate Certificate Programs

About Our Students

  Undergraduate Students  Graduate Students
Female 79% 69%
Male 21% 31%
African American 8.7% 6.7%
Asian American 12% 13.8%
Hispanic/Latino 27.8% 16.4%
Native American 4% 5.5%
Multiethnic/Other 0.3% 2.7%
White 46.8% 49.4%
International 0.3% 5.5%
Arizona resident 86% 65%
Out-of-state 14% 35%
Program Total Students
MPH students 292
MS, PhD, DrPH students 118
Undergraduate students 1,053


Highlights of the College

Focus on chronic diseases
including diabetes, obesity, and cancer.
Health disparities and community-based participatory research
with expertise in Hispanic and American Indian health.
Global health
with projects along the US/Mexico border, Nepal, China, Kenya, and other parts of the world.
Outstanding service learning opportunities
with intensive, week-long courses on border health, rural health, urban health, and maternal and child health.
The College of Public Health consistently ranks among the top 5 of the 49 accredited schools of public health for American Indian and Hispanic students, and is home to a large cohort of Returned Peace Corps Volunteers.
Active student groups
including the Public Health Undergraduate Network, the Public Health Student Alliance, the Global Health Alliance, and the Student Environmental Health Sciences Association.
State of the art facilities
Drachman Hall was built in 2006 and features high-tech, comfortable classroom space.
Small school of public health
with small, discussion-based classes and strong faculty mentoring.
Tucson & Phoenix
have 350 days of sun each year and outstanding opportunities for hiking, cycling, and other outdoor activities.

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