Declare a purpose, not just a major.

Our students are passionate, smart, and highly-driven to change the world for the better. At the UK College of Public Health, undergraduate students work with expert faculty who go beyond delivering information to helping students make valuable connections in the public health field. Offering the only accredited Bachelor of Public Health program in Kentucky, we provide a broad-based education in public health that is complemented by the resources of a nationally-ranked university.

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Be a Health Champion.

Make your passion your career.

Want to help entire communities be healthier? A Bachelor in Public Health is the place to start. The versatile curriculum of the BPH prepares students to understand complex population health issues, and empowers them to eliminate health disparities through team-building, analysis, evaluation, project planning, and leadership. With a BPH, college graduates are prepared to work in many fields requiring knowledge of health, science, public policy, and program planning. These jobs include positions in...

Government Agencies,



Environmental Health,

Emergency Preparedness,

Foundations and Professional Associations,

Health Communications, and

Public Policy.

Our BPH alumni also go on to success in graduate programs including: Health Administration, Pharmacy, Medicine, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Nursing, Law, and Public Health.

Student and Academic Life

A College that Cares

"Our advisors really take the time to get to know you and invest in your life. It is not about getting us in and out of there, but about being there for us during the whole journey of college."

-Honour McDaniel, BPH Class of 2018

What's possible as a Public Health major? Everything.

Click the links below  to learn more about how public health students are making their undergraduate experiences their own through activism, research, leadership, and travel opportunities.

Discover what's possible

Now, are you ready to discover what's possible for you at the UK College of Public Health?

Meet Your Advisors

Beyond choosing courses, undergraduate advisors help BPH students navigate college.

University Scholars

Accelerate your future with a BPH + MPH in five years.

Live Your Passion

UK's renewed emphasis on residence life and living/learning communities makes learning an immersive experience.

Ready to learn more?

Find funding, learn how to declare a pre-BPH major, or plan your personalized visit.


Let us help make college more affordable. Learn about scholarship and financial aid options.


Are you all in? Apply now!

Visit us.

We'd love you show you around. Contact us today, and we'll roll out the Big Blue carpet for you.

Welcome to beautiful Lexington!