Bachelor’s Degree

Public Health

An affordable bachelor’s degree program to prepare for a career in Public Health services.


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Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Public Health

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health degree program is designed to prepare students to take on public health roles; monitoring, evaluating, identifying, and treating health issues. Graduates of this program will have the opportunity for employment in educational organizations, government operations, or private companies in positions focused on creating public health policies, promoting health education, implementing and evaluating medical care programs, analyzing current health statistics, or working directly in their communities.  The interdisciplinary curriculum includes courses that effectively teach current and future public health professionals how to treat health issues on individual and group levels.  This program combines the natural sciences with statistical analysis and understanding, public health communications, program planning, research training, and ethical and legal aspects of public health.  The degree plan culminates in an integrative capstone project, which enables students to synthesize what they learn to address public health challenges.

Estimated Annual Cost: $7,785

Cost estimate based on enrollment in 45 annual quarter hours with current Tuition and Fees. Cost includes fees for textbooks and materials.


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What You Will Learn

Students will identify the major health-related needs and concerns of populations.

Students will propose evidenced-based solutions in response to patterns and trends in public health.

Students will demonstrate the fundamental concepts of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.

Students will characterize the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of healthcare and public policy.

Students will gain the practical knowledge necessary to work in various settings and industries, including:  hospitals and medical facilities, managed care organizations, nonprofit organizations, state and local health departments, or even the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Program Costs

One of our goals is to offer the highest quality college education at some of the most affordable tuition rates.  We have also extended that goal to our bachelor of applied science degrees. To understand our tuition rates, please visit the Tuition and Fees Basics Page on our website. Keep in mind that total costs for the program will depend not only on tuition rates, but the amount of quarter hours students must take in order to complete the degree.  This will include courses both in the core and in the major.

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