College of Public Health students graduating

Bachelor of Public Health (BPH)

Public health, which focuses on the health of communities, strives to improve population health through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research. A bachelor of public health degree is becoming more popular as the need for public health practitioners grows.

The BPH is a new and unique professional undergraduate degree program offered by the University of Kentucky, College of Public Health. The degree contributes to the concept of an educated citizenry and builds advocacy within the Commonwealth to remedy Kentucky’s long-standing health disparities. This program is unique in that it is the only professional undergraduate public health program offered in the state of Kentucky, and one of few offered in the United States. BPH graduates are well-positioned to pursue entry-level positions in community and public health, as well as for graduate study in public health and a variety of other health professions.