Undergraduate Programs

There are multiple options for undergraduates who are interested in pursuing a degree in public health. The Milken Institute School of Public Health offers several public health undergraduate degrees, as well as joint degrees and public health minors. Our graduates develop skills and foundational knowledge throughout their study by learning in the classroom, laboratory, and community. 

Our undergraduate students receive excellent instruction and are taught by many of the same professors who teach our Masters and Doctoral candidates. Most of our public health students take advantage of the many opportunities Washington, DC has to offer by participating in internships and programs at places such as the CDC, USAID, DC Department of Health, National Association of Community Health Centers, Medicare Rights Center, and so many more. 

The admissions process for undergraduate programs varies by program. Please review the undergraduate admissions page for details on the process for each program.

BS (Bachelor of Science)

Public Health 

Exercise Science - no concentration

Exercise Science - Pre-Medical concentration

Exercise Science - Pre-Athletic Training/Sport Medicine concentration

Exercise Science - Pre-Physical Therapy concentration

Joint Degree



Minor in Public Health

Minor in Exercise Science - Nutrition

Minor in Exercise Science

Visit the undergraduate programs sections in the Department of Exercise Science and undergraduate public health pages to learn more about the undergraduate degrees and minors.

GW offers health and wellness courses under the designation HLWL for all undergraduates as well as a variety of activity courses (for example, yoga, running and weight lifting) which are also open to all students. A list of health and wellness courses being offered each semester can be found by selecting "Health and Wellness" under "Department/Subject" in the course search tool on the Office of the Register website