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Public Health, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #901 (ARWU) North Adams, MA, United States
The Public Health program at Williams College is a cross-disciplinary field and draws on theoretical and applied research in the social sciences, natural sciences and humanities. It consists of at least one introductory course devoted to the field as a whole and one course in statistics, supplemented by a myriad of electives that cover topical areas.
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The Public Health program at Williams College is about he science and practice of promoting health and preventing disease or injury within and across populations. Professionals in the field contribute through education, policy work, research, administration, regulating health systems and health professions, and promoting ethical practices. 

Additionally, public health is concerned with equity and thus with promoting health for the most vulnerable or underserved populations or individuals within society. Last but not least, public health focuses on the health among populations, although understanding individual behavior and assessing individual risk factors is crucial to these efforts.


Public health emerged as a discipline out of 19th century social reform movements in Europe and the U.S. that sought to improve general health and social conditions for the poor. In this period, medical, biological, and social sciences were expanding their understanding of the distribution of and biosocial determinants of disease and health of populations. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Dimensions of Public Health
  • Senior Seminar in Public Health
  • Elementary Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Experimentation and Statistics
  • Statistics and Data Analysis
  • Introduction to Statistical Modeling
  • Ethics and Reproductive Technologies
  • Biomedical Ethics

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Common Application, Coalition Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • Early Decision Agreement Form (Early Decision applicants ONLY)
  • SAT or ACT
  • School Report
  • Counselor Recommendation
  • Two Teacher Recommendations

Tuition Fee

  • International

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    56970 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 56970 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for North Adams

  • 876 - 1820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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