Public health covers a broad range of fields - everything from developing and presenting wellness programs in local communities and creating public policies to fighting infectious disease outbreaks in West Africa. No matter where public health professionals work, they're driven by the same mission: to protect the health of populations and improve quality of life.
Ready to make your mark in this rewarding field? Start by earning your online Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Southern New Hampshire University. This online bachelor's program provides a strong foundation in biological and social sciences and emphasizes evidence-based approaches to program assessment, planning and evaluation. You'll also explore strategies for preventing disease, prolonging life and improving the health of entire populations.
The online public health degree provides a strong foundation of biological and social sciences with courses in anatomy, physiology and statistics. The core major courses will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of public health and insights into healthcare administration and delivery systems. Course topics include epidemiology, research and assessment, program planning, health communication and education, healthcare law and ethics in national and global contexts.
Upon completion of the online public health degree, you’ll be able to:
As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of enrolling in the public health bachelor’s program online at SNHU include:
The online public health degree is designed to prepare you for a variety of promising careers including medical and health services manager, health educator or community health worker.
The demand for educated, experienced public health professionals will continue to rise based on growing populations and the need for disease prevention, surveillance and education.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports strong growth in these fields. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 20% through 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.* Jobs for health educators and community health workers are estimated to increase by 16% through 2026.*
Public health professionals work in various settings and industries, including:
The curriculum for our online public health degree program is based on the curriculum standards of the Council on Education for Public Health and is designed to prepare you for entry into this rewarding field. Please note, the program is not accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.
SNHU's bachelor's in public health program includes:
General Education Program
Our programs are designed to equip you with the skills and insights you need to move forward. In recent years, employers have stressed the need for graduates with higher order skills - the skills that go beyond technical knowledge - such as:
All bachelor's students are required to take general education classes. Through foundation, exploration and integration courses, students learn to think critically, creatively and collaboratively, giving you the edge employers are looking for.
Total Credits: 120
Tuition rates for SNHU's online degree programs are among the lowest in the nation. We offer financial aid packages to those who qualify, plus a 30% tuition discount for U.S. service members, both full and part time, and the spouses of those on active duty.
*Tuition Rates are subject to change and are reviewed annually.
No Application Fee, $150 Graduation Fee, Course Materials ($ varies by course)
Southern New Hampshire University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education as well as several other accrediting bodies.