B.S. in Public Health

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is designed for students interested in disease prevention and helping people and communities adopt healthy behaviors and healthy lifestyles. The Public Health major will prepare students for careers in public health including worksite health promotion specialists, community health education, and jobs in public-health agencies and community-based organizations. In addition, the program is applicable for students interested in pursuing further study in health fields such as medicine, physical or occupational therapy, dental hygiene or public health.

Accreditation seal for the Council on Education for Public HealthThe B.S. in Public Health is an exciting and diverse major concerned with prevention of disease and promotion of health in communities. If you choose public health, you will learn how to develop and implement health programs, develop health policies, and engage in an ecological approach to disease prevention and health promotion. Aspects of environmental issues, health policy, health behavior and social determinants of health are explored.

Students are provided with opportunities to connect classroom learning with actual research or "hands-on" experiences through courses such as practicum and internships, as well as through Eta Sigma Gamma, our public health honorary society.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health.

Admission Requirements

For acceptance into the undergraduate program in Public Health, applicants must meet the general admission requirements of the University of Arkansas.

Degree Requirements

The university's general education program is designed to help students complement their major program of study with an understanding of artistic, humanistic and scientific contexts for use throughout their lifetime as engaged global citizens.

The B.S. degree in Public Health is an exciting and diverse major concerned with prevention of disease and promotion of health in communities. If you choose public health, you will learn how to develop and implement health programs, develop health policies, and engage in an ecological approach to disease prevention and health promotion. Aspects of environmental issues, health policy, health behavior, and social determinants of health are explored. Career opportunities are available in various settings, such as hospitals, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, community organizations, corporations, and international health programs.

B.S. in Public Health degree requirements (PDF)