Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 5:07pm

The University’s Board of Regents approved an undergraduate major program through the School of Public Health at their monthly meeting Thursday.

The program — through which students will be able to declare a public health major beginning in the fall 2016 semester — will focus on “the importance of critical thinking applied to important health problems of the 21st century,” according to an action request written by University Provost Martha Pollack and Martin Philbert, dean of the School of Public Health.