Public Health Online Degree Program
You want to make the world a healthier place. Boise State is here to help. Our Bachelor of Arts in Public Health Online Degree Program was designed for people who have a passion for health equity and wellness. Your public health degree focuses on developing essential skills that can be applied across a range of settings to promote the health and well-being of people, communities and population.
Join us for an online information session to learn more.
Countdown to Public Health Summer 2020 Priority Application Deadline
Priority applications to begin the Summer 2020 semester are due April 15. Applications may be possible after this date – contact our Student Success team to discuss your start timeline.
|Semester||Application Deadline||Courses Begin|
|Fall||July 15||Late August|
|Spring||November 30||Early January|
|Summer||April 15||Early May|
What Can You Do With a Public Health Degree?
Public health is an issue that affects us all and a career in this field offers graduates the opportunity to help to solve some of the world’s most pressing health problems. There are many options for a successful career in this growing and integral field.
Where Can You Work?
- Departments of health (state/local state government)
- In the field (food testing, health and safety testing)
- Nonprofit organizations
- Child healthcare facilities
Possible Careers Options
- Public administrator
- Community health worker
- Healthcare administrator
- Policy analyst
- Community outreach coordinator
- Health services manager
- Health officer
- Operations manager
- Public health emergency preparedness coordinator
- Public health program specialist
- Public health information officer
How Do I Apply To This Program?
To qualify for the Online Public Health program you must have:
- Acceptance to Boise State University
- At least 60 credits from a regionally accredited institution with at least a 2.25 GPA
OR an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science
OR core certification from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
Please note, some of the program courses require pre-requisite coursework. Students who do not meet the credits required or the pre-reqs for courses should explore our Online Degree Pathway or contact a Student Success Coach for more information on how to get started.
How Much Does This Program Cost?
Boise State University’s online programs offer reasonably priced tuition, ongoing support, financial aid options and degree paths that help ensure you reach your goals quickly and efficiently.
|Boise State Undergraduate Admissions Application Fee||$50|
|Courses (60 total credits @ $350 per credit*)||$21,000|
|Books (21 total classes @ estimated $100 per class)||$2,100|
|Graduation Application Fee||$20|
|Approximate Total Investment||$23,170|
|Other potential expenses may include a personal computer, webcam, headphones with microphone and internet access, all of which are all required for this program.||Varies|
What Classes Will I Take?
The below online Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree curriculum shows the courses required for the program. In addition, certain University Foundations courses are required to earn a bachelor’s degree from Boise State. These foundation courses may be met through transfer coursework or will be incorporated into your program of study at Boise State.
|Course Number||Title||Credits Hours|
|PUBH 210||Health Services Administration||3|
|PUBH 230||Introduction to Environmental Health||3|
|PUBH 240||Foundations of Health Education and Promotion||3|
|PUBH 303||Foundations of Public Health||3|
|PUBH 310||Evidence-based Public Health||3|
|PUBH 315||Public Health Policy and Law||3|
|PUBH 318||Public Health Analysis||3|
|You will work with your advisor based on your goals and credit needs to determine which courses you need. Choose from one to seven courses from the following:|
Public Health Track
PUBH 355 Human Health and Disease
PUBH 365 Quality Improvement & Performance Management
PUBH 419 Public Health Communications
PUBH 420 Strategic Planning and Project Management
PUBH 460 Determinants of Health
PUBH 470 Collaborating for Change
Health Education and Promotion Track
PUBH 342 Health Education Promotion Methods
PUBH 344 Health Behavior Theory and Practice
PUBH 440 Health Education and Promotion Programming
|HLTH 382||Research Methods in Health (FC)||3|
|PUBH 418||Advanced Public Health Analysis||3|
|PUBH 455||Public Health Project||2|
|HLTH 400||Interprofessional Capstone (FF)||1|
|PUBH 488||Student Outcomes Assessment||0|
|Additional academic credits and foundational courses||60|
|Total semester credits earned/needed for a bachelor’s degree from Boise State||120|
Need More Information?
We’re here to help! From deciding if an online degree is right for you to figuring out what credits transfer from previous schools, talking to a Student Success Coach is the best place to start.