Launched in 2012, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at the University of Miami School of Nursing and Health Studies (SONHS) is the first standalone baccalaureate program of public health in Florida accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
The program offers students high-quality academics, exciting civic engagement experiences in diverse regions locally and globally, and opportunities to conduct research with innovative faculty. The curriculum introduces students to the core areas of public health—including epidemiology, environmental health, social and behavioral health, global health, and health policy—and prepares them to serve and engage communities through evidence-based and culturally competent population-focused care.
Graduates have been highly successful at going on to advanced degrees and careers in public health. In conjunction with UM’s Miller School of Medicine, SONHS also offers 4+1 programs for BSPH to Master of Public Health and Master of Science in Public Health degrees.