Undergraduate Degree Programs

The College of Public Health offers the undergraduate Bachelor of Arts (BA) in public health and the Bachelor of Science (BS) in public health for first-year students. The BA and BS degrees provide students with a basic understanding of the five core public health knowledge areas: biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, health policy and management, and occupational and environmental health sciences. The undergraduate public health curriculum was developed to address these competencies; students in either program will be prepared to enter the workforce or continue their education.

A uniform public health core will provide both degrees with breadth in the biological, social, economic, quantitative, geographic, and educational components of health and health disparities within and across populations. Students in both degree programs will complete a cumulative capstone experience during which they will integrate, apply, and synthesize public health knowledge outside of the typical classroom setting. As an integral part of their education, students also will be exposed to public health professionals and agencies.

BA Program vs. BS Program

Pre-requisites for admission to the major

Overview public health degree requirements

Public Health Core

B.A. Degree Requirements (21 s.h.)

B.S. Degree Requirements (25-26 s.h.)

Public Health Electives

Experiential Learning Requirement

General Education Requirements

Undergrad to Grad (U2G) Degree Programs

Undergraduate Certificate in Public Health


Questions or comments? Contact Katie McCullough. This page was last reviewed on December 10, 2018.