Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health

As the world becomes more interconnected, our communities and populations face increasingly complex health challenges emerging through the interaction of individual vulnerability and behavior, cultural and social factors, environmental and geographic influences as well as economic and political dynamics. Addressing these public health challenges requires innovative approaches arising from multiple disciplines.


The undergraduate certificate in Public Health encourages students to extend the breadth of their undergraduate education to include elements of public health. Students are encouraged to take courses from a variety of participating departments to develop an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of public health. Please explore the links to learn more about the public health program at CU Boulder.

Certificate Updates

August 27, 2014: We are now enrolling students into the certificate program. Please visit the How to Enroll page for information.

July 25, 2014: "Public Health" has been officially added to the list of approved certificates on the CU Boulder campus.

July 22, 2014: The Academic Affairs Advisory Committee has approved the certificate program.

July 13, 2014: Read more about the certificate program in the Boulder Daily Camera: CU-Boulder to offer public health certificate

May 29, 2014: The Colorado Arts & Sciences Magazine issued a news item on the Public Health certificate: Public-health study now an undergrad option

May 1, 2014: The undergraduate certificate in Public Health has been officially approved by the CU Boulder College of Arts & Sciences Curriculum Committee! Please refer to the links for additional information regarding the certificate program requirements and implementation plan.


Matt McQueen, Sc.D.
Director, Public Health Program
Associate Professor, Department of Integrative Physiology
Faculty Fellow, Institute for Behavioral Genetics (IBG)
Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science (IBS)