Program Requirements

You may apply to the public health bachelor’s degree program if you have completed (or are in the process of successfully completing) required cognates with a C or higher, and have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75.

Required information includes:

  • Completion of the Public Heath Undergraduate Application
  • Submission of all academic transcripts
  • Supplemental (personal) statement

 Submit your application to the public health coordinator in the School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs. This is a competitive admissions process and a limited number of students will be admitted each year.

 Specific criteria for admission are based upon:

  • Competitive overall grade point average
  • Participation in community services, leadership activities and volunteer experience
  • Written communication skills, personal qualifications and knowledge of the profession as evidenced in the supplemental statement

Fieldwork requirement

The public health internship is designed to be a capstone experience that provides you with an opportunity to utilize your skills and knowledge working in a public health setting. This experience should provide you an opportunity to observe, participate with and learn from health professionals working in community-based settings.

Graduates are required to complete a 400-hour internship. Before beginning the internship, you must complete all course work directly associated with your public health degree.