B.S. In Public Health Studies

The Bachelor of Science program in Public Health Studies (BSPH) prepares graduates to improve the health of individuals and communities through theory-based best practices in health education, health promotion and disease prevention. Graduates work as vital members of health care teams in non-profit organizations, public health departments, and hospitals as well as in local, state and national governmental agencies and private corporations. The BS in Public Health Studies is fully accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. If you wish to review the most recent self-study document or the official accreditation report, please contact the Program Director, Dr. Jennifer Matthews (

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The BS in Public Health Studies has three concentration areas:

Community Health

This concentration provides the knowledge and skills necessary to work closely with people in communities as they strive for improved health. Graduates most typically find employment in governmental or non-profit health agencies.

Pre-Health Professions

This concentration prepares students for entry in graduate health professional schools in areas such as: medicine, dentistry, physician assistant, pharmacy, veterinary sciences, and optometry. Students will take courses in natural and physical sciences, social sciences, as well as public health.

Worksite Health Promotion

This concentration offers a unique opportunity to blend public health, exercise science, and business management courses in order to prepare you to work as a health promotion specialist in various worksite settings.

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Completing Your BS in Public Health Studies