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Public Health and Population Science

If you’re looking for a livelihood that improves the health and wellness of communities and individuals our department has a degree for you.

Department Office Hours

Public Health and Population Science is available remotely Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm MT.

With in-person service, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm MT.

If you need to make an in-person appointment outside of our hours, please email If you are seeking a particular faculty member, please contact them directly.

Building Access

Health Sciences Riverside will remain locked this fall. Bronco Cards are required for access at all times. Building hours are:

  • Monday through Friday, 7:00 am -10:00 pm MT

News from PHPS

Boise State Alumni Featured in Idaho Press
Luke Montrose writes ‘What’s in that wildfire smoke, and why is it so bad for your lungs?’
Luke Montrose quoted in article assessing wildfire smoke effects on COVID-19
Uwe Reischl delivers keynote speech for international science and technology symposium
Graduate student receives Idaho Public Health Association’s excellence award
New emergency preparedness course prepares students to work in the COVID-19 era

Public Health Webinars

Timely presentations led by PHPS Faculty

“Widening the Gap: Health Disparities in the time of COVID-19”

Dr. Desmond Banks explores early data on morbidity and mortality related to COVID-19.  See how demographic determinants of health may contribute to COVID-19 health disparities while using the social-ecological model as a framework for discussion.

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Explore PHPS Degrees

Discover Your Path

Want to explore your options in PHPS? Use our new interactive Pathfinder tool to discover undergraduate degree options and emphasis areas in our department.

Whether you’re interested in health advocacy, education, clinical work, data management – or all of the above – we have a degree for you. Simply select your desired skills and interests and let us help you find your best match!

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Boise State College of Health Sciences

College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences strives to provide high quality, affordable, relevant education to its students and the campus community through health-related initiatives and resources. The college believes that students can learn more from each other through interprofessional education learning opportunities to advance life-long health in global communities. Below is the list of schools, resources, and initiatives housed in the College of Health Sciences.

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