Bachelor of Science, B.S. Degree

School: School of Arts and Sciences

Department: Public Health

The Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health enables students to understand the underlying social, political and behavioral forces that shape health status. Our students also learn how to assess critically factors that contribute to the health of populations, integrating real-world experience with coursework and learning how to improve the public’s health at the policy and the community level..

Program Overview

Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the degree will help students pursue careers and graduate training in a broad array of health fields including public health, health education, counseling, social work, environmental and occupational health, epidemiology and health administration. The degree will also be useful for those already working as health professionals, enhancing the careers of Registered Nurses, health administrators, technicians and technologists and dental hygienists, among others..

Careers and Graduate Education

In addition to College-wide requirements including Liberal Education Curriculum, students who plan to pursue a degree in Public Health must take a minimum of 11 courses to fulfill degree requirements. The basic requirements for the degree are:.

Curriculum Requirements

Liberal Education Curriculum

Refer to the Liberal Education Curriculum Bulletin for specific requirements.

One Semester of Biological Sciences (4 credits):


Seven core courses in Public Health

Three Public Health Department electives (12 credits).