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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

USA

What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program provides graduates with the knowledge and essential skills necessary to become active members of the public health workforce. The curriculum provides a strong base for anyone wishing to pursue a career in public health or move forward onto graduate school. Core courses require students to explore the history of public health professions, human physiology, human diseases and conditions, personal and community health, drugs and society, healthcare systems, culture and health, epidemiology, health policy, program planning and evaluation, research methods, and environmental health. Two semesters of public health practicum courses provide students with hands-on experiential learning opportunities in real-world settings, under the supervision and mentorship of experienced professionals from established off-campus public health organizations. The BSPH program prepares students for public health careers and to reinforce a desire for lifelong learning and humanitarian service to our local and global communities.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES

Bachelor of Science in Public Health graduates will be able to:

  1. Integrate knowledge from general education courses and biological, physical, social and health sciences to synthesize skills in computing, speaking, writing and analysis, research, and critical thinking in daily tasks and activities related to public health practices.
  2. Apply acquired knowledge and communication skills to work effectively individually and in teams toward accomplishing goals in public health.
  3. Apply knowledge of public health issues and cultural competency and the impact of cultural values and ethnicity on understanding health and illness, wellness management and the utilization of public health services to improve population health.
  4. Analyze current Federal and State health legislation, regulations, and standards, and their effect on public health professional practice.
  5. Evaluate population-based data and patterns of morbidity and mortality using epidemiological methods.
  6. Analyze health-related theories that drive health-behavior change interventions and programs.
  7. Utilize scientific research methods to evaluate efficacy of health promotion, wellness management and disease prevention programs.

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Society

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
US$31,440.00 per year
USD $15,720 per semester (Fall/Spring); USD $1,310 per credit hour
Start date

9 January 2023

Venue

Hawaii Pacific University

1 Aloha Tower Drive,

HONOLULU,

Hawaii,

96813, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are preferred to have a 3.0 GPA or above in high school college preparatory courses. High school courses: In preparation for undertaking academic studies at the University, it is recommended that applicants have completed at a minimum the following courses: 4 years English; 4 years History or Social Science; 3 years Mathematics; 2 years Science. Students who have taken the Advanced Placement Examinations of the College Board (AP) or the International Baccalaureate Program (IB) should have the official results forwarded to the Office of Admission.

For international students

Students are preferred to have a high school and should include grades/scores for each subject.

English Language Score:

TOEFL (IBT): Score- 70; TOEFL (ITP): Score- 500; IELTS: Score- 6.0; Cambridge: Score- 169; PTE (Pearson Test of English Academic) – 48; ELS Centers: Level- 110; Duolingo: 95. Application Deadline for fall: 15-Jan.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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