BSPH in Global Health

Protecting Human Health and the Environment

The natural and built environment impacts human health – from the air we breathe, the water we drink, the food we eat, and the places we live and work.

Our curriculum integrates prevention strategies, global health, sustainability and health, and preparing for and responding to emergencies. 

This degree prepares students to:

  • Begin a career in health protection and injury and disease prevention;
  • Apply to advanced degree programs in public health and related fields; and, 
  • Prepare for further training in medicine or other clinical fields. 

Join us in protecting human health, both at home and abroad. 


Global Health faculty are working to solve the current problems facing human health and the environment. Research is focused on preventing people from being sick, injured or killed at work; providing safe drinking water; preventing infectious disease transmission, like Zika; the impact of climate change on Indianapolis; and the design and management of sustainable consumer products. 

Meet our Faculty


The Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) publishes a list of potential scholarships available to students interested in pursuing careers in environmental health.

Our National Environmental Health, Science and Protection Accreditation Council (EHAC)-accredited program makes you eligible to apply for a nine-week, paid summer internship with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). 


To complete this degree, you will take a combination of courses in public health, prevention strategies, global threats, sustainability and health, and preparing for and responding to emergencies

Students who are interested in this degree are encouraged to contact the Office of Student Services at (317) 274-2000. Our advisors are here to help you. 


Upon completing this degree, you will be able to:

  • Describe a framework to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, prevent, and control environmental exposures.
  • Use analytical tools and methods to characterize and address environmental health issues.
  • Practice critical thinking to characterize and address environmental health issues.
  • Acquire experience in communicating effectively with diverse stakeholders – both written and oral, public and interpersonal, professional and technical – on environmental health issues.
  • Classify human health effects of environmental exposures.
  • Identify barriers to health equity related to environmental health.

Admissions Criteria

Current IUPUI Students

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Direct Admissions Criteria

  • Direct Admission With Test Scores
    • 2.8 cumulative GPA and 1000 on the SAT or 19 on the ACT
  • Direct Admission Without Test Scores
    • 3.0 cumulative

Intercampus Transfer

  • Must have earned a 2.5 undergraduate cumulative and previous semester GPA.
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 semester and cumulative grade point average (GPA) to remain in good academic standing and graduate from this program.

Ivy Tech Transfers

  • Please e-mail Leah Jansen at

Internships and Research Opportunities

Global Health majors are required to complete 240 hours of internship experience. This connects you to the community and is an excellent way to gain work experience and professional networks to launch your career.