B.S. programs in Health Promotion & Disease Prevention Studies and Global Health

Integrated modern curriculum educates and equips students to address critical questions and issues concerning health in an increasingly globalized world.

About Undergraduate Programs

B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Studies (HP)
The program is concerned with the socio-cultural, behavioral, psychological, and biological factors contributing to wellness and disease. Areas of study include cultural diversity in medicine; substance abuse prevention and program planning; nutrition and fitness; health promotion of minority and underserved populations; and general public health issues. Read more»

B.S. in Global Health
The program examines public health and policy issues in the context of global affairs. Students complete a majority of their coursework from the HP program and USC Dornsife’s School of International Relations. The program provides students with a strong background in understanding and evaluating global health issues and prepares students to become health professionals with international competencies. Read more»

Keck Student Ambassadors

Established to develop leadership, encourage service, and cultivate a strong sense of community among Health Promotion and Global Health majors and to provide peer guidance and support.

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Career Preparation

“It was because of the HP program’s emphasis on the wellness of the entire person that I realized how preventive medicine can lead to longer, healthier lives. HP prepared me for my career as a physician.”


Tanaz Farzan, HP ‘05
Yale University MD ‘09