Undergraduate Public Health Student Resources

The Undergraduate Public Health Program provides an excellent education as well as an entryway to a rewarding career. We want you to enjoy your experience at Tulane and in the program. Below, you will find useful information for the public health student.

BSPH Student Handbook

View the 2022-2023 student handbook.

Study Abroad

There are many international programs that work well with our degree program and allow our students to integrate a semester abroad into their degree program. Please see this list of programs that have been assessed for public health academic credit. Students are welcome to go on other study abroad programs.

Students interested in studying abroad can get more information and start an application on the Tulane Office of Study Abroad website.


Major/Minor Declaration - Use this form to formally declare a public health major or minor. Students must declare a primary major before the end of their fourth semester of enrollment (sophomore year).

Degree Audit Substitution Form - This form is used by faculty advisors to approve a class substitution in a major or minor, and to have that substitution appear on the students' degree audit.

Independent Study & Capstone Independent Study Form - Students can use this form to request registration for an Independent Study or Capstone Independent Study.  Students should fill out this form in conjunction with faculty, and turn it in to the program manager.

Honors Thesis Registration Form - This form is separate from the prospectus turned into the Honor’s Department. This form is turned into the BSPH department for registration purposes.

SPHTM Career Services

Students are supported in career development by School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine Career Services, which works only with SPHTM students. Check out their website to schedule a one-on-one advising appointment, view tailored-made career resources, and more.

Undergraduate Public Health Studies WordPress Site

Students can find the latest information from the Undergraduate Public Health Studies department on our WordPress site. This site is a hub where public health undergrads can find announcements from the department, resources regarding internships and funding opportunities, information on the BSPH major, and more.