Bachelor of Science in Public Health

July 01, 2023
August 21, 2023
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The University of Cincinnati’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health is a fully online, four-year degree program.  Students pursuing their undergraduate degree in Public Health gain the knowledge and skills to become leaders in the health profession, helping improve the health of people and communities.  By studying in an environment that reaches beyond course work and class discussions, students will learn about the public health care system in the U.S. and abroad as well as emerging public health concerns such as pandemic infectious disease and new threats to the environment.

What is Public Health?

Public Health is the science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting the health of people and communities through organized efforts to educate, develop policy, conduct scientific research and regulate health systems.

There are many facets of public health – from improving access to healthcare, controlling infectious diseases, reducing environmental hazards to working toward decreasing substance abuse. Public Health professionals work to improve the health of individuals and communities. Their role can vary greatly, depending on their work setting and job responsibilities.

Understanding Public Health:

Public health professionals work to keep people and communities safe and healthy by reducing harm. While public health is not a typical “health” degree like nursing or pre-medicine, public health professionals use an upstream approach to examine potential issues impacting communities. Through this, they develop prevention programming to improve health while also enhancing the quality of life.

If you’re more interested in a career working alongside physicians or in clinical research, you can investigate opportunities at UC Online in those fields here.

UC Online Public Health Program Highlights:

  • 100% online: no campus visits are required.
  • Ranked in the 15 Best Online Bachelor’s in Public Health programs by15 Best online BSPH degrees 2021 Best Health Degrees.
  • Employment opportunities: our graduates are knowledgeable, skilled, and in high demand in today’s job market! The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects 4.6 million new healthcare positions by 2028 – including 3.4 million new jobs projected in healthcare and social assistance.
  • Part-time and full-time scheduling: have the flexibility to balance work and family obligations while completing your degree.
  • Certified Health Education Specialist: all graduates of the program are eligible to sit for the national certification exam to become a certified health education specialist (CHES).
Student Testimonials
“I would like to recognize all the awesome staff in the department of Public Health. The advisors, professors, etc., are all extremely valuable to making the online program successful... I really did not know what to expect after being out of school for over 20 years. I can say that the online program has exceeded expectations. ”

Nyoka Paul
BS Public Health Graduate

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