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Bachelor of Science in Public Health The University of Alabama




Course info


Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of people and their communities. With a focus on health promotion and disease/injury prevention, the B.S. in Public Health program provides students with foundational public health knowledge and skills that can be applied across a range of settings. The program prepares students to enter the workforce or continue their education into areas such as public health, medical school, or other professional and allied health programs. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Students must complete one of the two concentrations offered in the program: Health Education and Promotion or Health Professions.

Health Education and Promotion Concentration:

The Health Education and Promotion concentration is designed for public health majors interested in careers in community, health care, and work-site health promotion among others.

Health Professions Concentration:

The Health Professions concentration is designed for public health majors interested in pursuing undergraduate and/or graduate studies in physical therapy, medicine, dentistry, nursing, and other allied health professions.

Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP):

An Accelerated Master’s Program (AMP) in Health Education & Promotion provides students an opportunity to take courses that count simultaneously toward the B.S. in Public Health and the Master of Public Health (MPH) degree programs.

Take the first step toward enhancing community and personal wellness by earning a Bachelor of Science with a major in Public Health earned entirely online.

Prepare for a Career in Public Health

This degree will give you a foundational understanding of important principles in human health, equipping you for a rewarding career in public health or corporate wellness initiatives. The degree also serves as an educational bridge to advanced study in health disciplines.


The BS with a major in Public Health program requires the completion of 120 credit hours, of which 51 must be in the major. Of the 51 credit hours, 15 should be completed in one of two concentrations: Health Education and Promotion or Health Professions. Please note that courses are subject to change.

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Online/Distance (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees

USD $375 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purpose, please check with institution


18-Aug-21, 12-Jan-22


The University of Alabama



35487, United States

Entry requirement for international students

Admission to any Bama By Distance undergraduate program requires the following:

Official transcripts from all institutions attended (high school transcript if you have less than 24 credit hours of college coursework)

Undergraduate admissions application.

International applicants must submit an official qualifying English Proficiency test score:

TOEFL iBT score of 79 and above

TOEFL paper-based score of 550 and above

IELTS score of 6.0 or above

Pearson’s Test of English score of 54 or above

Duolingo English Test score of 51 or above

Application Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.

* Please check with your chosen school for the exact entry requirements for your programme.

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