College of Public and Environmental Health, firstly was established according to the Basic Law of Upper Nile University in 1992 as one of the College of Medicine & Health Sciences schools. The first batch was admitted in November 1994 in Khartoum, then the School transferred to Malakal in 1995, but according to the lack of staff, laboratories and libraries, the school was transferred in 1997 to Khartoum up to the end of 2006, when it was transferred back to Malakal till July 2011.
The college graduated 13 batches (396 graduates). The duration of the study in the College of Public and Environmental Health is eight semesters (four years) for general and ten semesters (five years) for the Honor; each year consists of two semesters. The duration of the semester is 17 weeks including the examination and reading week period. Courses are assessed during and at the end of each semester. After the students have successfully completed the prescribed curriculum 147 credit hours in four academic years, the graduate will be awarded the degree of B.Sc. general in Public and Environmental Health. The degree of B.Sc. Honor in Public and Environmental Health will be awarded to the students who achieve very good (cGPA 3.00 and above) by the end of the fourth year and continued for other year (34 credit hours). If he has successfully completed the prescribed curriculum 171 credit hours, he will be awarded the degree of B.Sc. honor in Public and Environmental Health. The honor graduates will be specializing in one of the four specializations in one of the following specializations:
1. Health Education.
2. Environmental Health.
3. Food Hygiene and Safety.