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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Prepare for Your Career in Public Health

Public health professionals play a critical role in advocating for and improving the health of local communities, regions, and even countries. In our Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree programs, you can build the knowledge and practical skills to do your part in making our world a healthier place.


Build New Skills in Our Campus or Online Public Health Degree Program

Our campus or online Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program can help you develop the skills you need to assess, plan, and support the delivery of essential public health services in government, community-based, and private sector health agencies.

In our Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree programs, our knowledgeable instructors* provide personalized support and mentorship, drawing on their own past work experiences to prepare you for diverse public health scenarios, settings, and dilemmas in populations of all sizes.

This Public Health bachelor degree program can be completed in 4 years on campus or 3 years online. Upon successfully earning your Public Health degree online or on campus, you’ll be equipped to:

  • Apply public health concepts, including an historical perspective, to the practice of public health at local, national, and global levels.
  • Utilize knowledge of the biological and chemical basis of human health and disease to promote health and wellness across the lifespan.
  • Relate the interconnectedness of physical, social, biological, and environmental factors to individual and community health and health disparities.
  • Evaluate the collection methods, source, and quality of health information as well as the evidence-based practice of public health at various levels.
  • Compare governmental and non-governmental healthcare agencies, organizations, and systems and their role in individual and public health.
  • Describe how legislation, ethics, and economics impact public health policy and affect both individual and population health.
  • Assess health education and promotion campaign strategies and methods, and develop plans for communicating public health information to diverse populations.
  • Assess public health needs and plan, implement, and evaluate programs to meet those needs.

Study Critical Public Health Concepts

Our Bachelor of Science in Public Health program courses are carefully selected and structured to prepare you for graduate studies in public health or to pursue entry level public health jobs in local, national, or global organizations that can lead to an array of public health careers.

After completing your general education courses, you’ll explore important topics that include:

  • Nutrition
  • Human growth and development
  • Microbiology
  • Genetics
  • Healthcare delivery and organization
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology and disease control
  • Health promotion and wellness
  • Legal and ethical issues in public health
  • Research methods in public health
  • Public health policy
  • Medical and public health informatics
  • Global health
  • Health communication
  • Public health planning and evaluation
  • Management of public health systems
  • Health disparities and minority health

In your public health degree capstone course, you can apply what you’ve learned throughout the program by identifying, assessing, and addressing current real-world issues in public health. This course gives you the opportunity to communicate with working public health professionals to develop professional skills, practical experience, and a better understanding of which public health careers interest you.

Public Health Bachelor Degree Program Admissions

To be accepted into this program, you must meet all standard university admissions requirements for undergraduate programs. If you’re applying to our bachelor of public health program, scholarships and financial aid are available to those who qualify. For questions about admissions or financial aid, call us at 1.800.688.0932.

Public Health Careers: Start Making Your Mark on the World

Wondering what you can do with a public health degree? Your choices for public health careers are plentiful depending on your interests and whether you decide to pursue graduate studies. After earning your public health degree, jobs that you may pursue include:

  • Medical and health services managers, partnering with others to assess population needs and develop and launch local, national, or international public health programs
  • Health educators, teaching diverse populations about health and wellness
  • Community health workers, helping underserved and vulnerable populations get the resources and information they need for healthy lifestyles

No matter what your role, whether you’re interested in public health education, administration, research, or policy, as a public health professional, you’ll be doing work that adds value to the world around you. Public health professionals may work in a variety of settings, including nonprofit organizations, government or social service agencies, hospitals, and private businesses. For individuals with a bachelor of public health degree, salary can vary based on factors like experience level, employment type, industry, and geographic region.

*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.

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