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The Bachelor of International Public Health advances the core principles of the PLuS Alliance by developing solutions to global challenges and generating social impact in health and health care. This degree program is designed to build and strengthen the international public health workforce and includes coursework from three leading universities: ASU, the University of New South Wales and King's College. Aligned with U.S. accreditation standards in public health, the coursework teaches new approaches to emerging public health issues including health promotion, communicable disease prevention, environmental health, public health surveillance and global health management.
Students also have the opportunity to study abroad through optional faculty-led Global Intensive Experiences as well as semester, summer and spring break programs.
In their final year, students will complete a capstone experience either locally or abroad in their area of interest, which will prepare them for careers in global health policy, data and informatics, systems thinking, and community-based care.
International Public Health (BIPH)
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The most recent report of the United Nations High-Level Commission on Health Employment and Economic Growth described the importance of a global workforce that will support the creation of 40 million new jobs, particularly in low- and middle-income countries by 2030. Critical needs include global health policy, data and informatics, systems thinking, ethics, economics and community-based care.
Specific career titles include:
Commonly cited hiring organizations include the Peace Corps, the United States Agency for International Development, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Children's Fund, and other nongovernmental organizations. Other opportunities include postgraduate fellowships with the CDC and UNICEF, among others.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Clinical Research Coordinators||3.3%||$120,050|
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||9.5%||$42,190|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||16.9%||$92,810|
|Operations Research Analysts||30.2%||$76,660|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).