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Public Health (B.A.)

Bachelor Degree
Boise State University
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Instruction Method
Time to Degree
4 years

About the Program

Boise State University's online Public Health degree is designed for students like you, that want to make the world a healthier place. The program is a great fit for people with a passion for health equity and wellness and focuses on developing essential skills that can be applied across a range of settings to promote the health and well-being of people, communities and population. You can transfer in coursework completed at a regionally accredited institution or start your degree at Boise State University through our Online Degree Pathway. This program also prepares graduates for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam

Program Requirements

  • Lower Division Degree Requirements: At least 37 credits from University Foundations requirements (can be completed through transfer credits)
    37 credits
  • Major Requirements complete the following 2 requirements
    54 credits
    Major Requirements
    Take all of the following
    PUBH210 - Health Services Administration
    3 credits
    PUBH230 - Healthy Environments, Healthy People
    3 credits
    PUBH240 - Foundations of Health Education and Promotion
    3 credits
    PUBH303 - Foundations of Public Health
    3 credits
    PUBH310 - Evidence-Based Public Health
    3 credits
    PUBH315 - Health Policy & Ethics
    3 credits
    PUBH318 - Public Health Data Analysis
    3 credits
    PUBH382 - Research Methods in Health
    3 credits
    PUBH418 - Advanced Public Health Analysis
    3 credits
    PUBH455 - Public Health Project
    2 credits
    PUBH480 - Epidemiology
    3 credits
    PUBH488 - Student Outcomes Assessment
    0 credits
    HLTH400 - Interprofessional Capstone (FF)
    1 credit
    Take 1 to 7 courses from the following, 21 total hours
    PUBH355 - Human Health and Disease
    3 credits
    PUBH365 - Quality Improvement and Performance Management
    3 credits
    PUBH419 - Public Health Communications
    3 credits
    PUBH420 - Strategic Planning and Project Management
    3 credits
    PUBH460 - Determinants of Health
    3 credits
    PUBH470 - Collaborating for Change
    3 credits
    PUBH344 - Health Behavior Theory and Practice
    3 credits
    PUBH440 - Health Education and Promotion Programming
    3 credits
    PUBH342 - HEP Methods
    3 credits
  • Electives to total 120 Credits
    29 credits
Grand Total Credits

* Please note that you must meet with an advisor each semester in order to verify degree completion time as well as online course offerings for the program requirements.