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What will I learn?

The public health Bachelor of Science degree is an interdisciplinary program that focuses on the scientific dimensions of health. The 58 credit hour BS is the degree of choice for someone who is interested in studying infectious and chronic diseases, environmental health, and epidemiology.

Graduates will be trained to work in public health research, at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developing vaccination protocols, or in a similar environment. Graduates will also be well positioned to continue their education in a number of different health areas, such as allied health, public health, or medicine.

Major Requirements

  • 60 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements

  • BIO-110 General Biology I FA5 (4) (4)
  • HPRM-240 Introduction to Health Promotion (3) (3)
  • HPRM-245 Multicultural Health FA4 (3) (3)
  • HPRM-335 Heath Promotion Program Planning (3) (3)
  • HPRM-441 Health Communication (3) (3)
  • HPRM-480 Health Policy and Behavior Change (3) (3)
  • PHIL-241 Bioethics (3) (3)
  • PUBH-110 Introduction to Public Health FA4 (3) (3)
  • PUBH-210 Introduction to Human Health and Disease (3) (3)
  • PUBH-320 Introduction to Infectious Disease (4) (4)
  • PUBH-340 Fundamentals of Epidemiology (3) (3)
  • PUBH-350 Introduction to Health Research (3) (3)
  • PUBH-391 Internship in Public Health (3) (3)
  • PUBH-480 Public Health Capstone (3) (3)

Which department am I in?

College of Arts and Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$54,354.00 per year
Application deadline

15 July 2022

Start date

22 August 2022


College of Arts and Sciences

4400 Massachusetts Avenue,


District Of Columbia,

20016, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Applicants must have successful graduation of year 12 and completion of college preparatory curriculum with a Grade Point Average of 3.0

AU requires strong English language skills. All freshmen applicants (including U.S. citizens and U.S. Permanent Residents) can prove English proficiency by one of the following:

Internet based test (iBT) score of 85 or higher. Sub-scores for each section of the TOEFL must be 20 or higher. To be considered competitive, a 90 TOEFL iBT score or above is recommended, with each sub-score 20 or above.

IELTS (International English Language Testing System): Composite score of 6.5 or higher. Sub-scores for each section of the IELTS must be 6.0 or higher

Duolingo English Test score of 115 or higher. Each sub-score must be 105 or higher.

Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 60 or higher


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