Transform the quality of health and well-being in your community—while moving your career forward—with Walden’s BS in Public Health.
You want to make the world a healthier place. We’ve developed a Bachelor of Science in Public Health program that can help you achieve it. A BS in Public Health program focuses on developing essential skills that can be applied across a range of settings to work toward health equity and community wellness.
Choose from three degree completion options, depending on your schedule and education goals:
From chronic disease to the opioid crisis, public health issues are an ongoing priority for the nation. Walden’s BS in Public Health program emphasizes knowledge that can be applied across a range of settings to promote social justice and healthier communities. Explore the challenges impacting population health and healthcare systems today—and gain skills that can open new doors in your career.
Walden's BS in Public Health program offers a General Program without a concentration, or a variety of optional concentrations to help you meet your personal and professional goals. Learn more about each concentration and its related curriculum:
This bachelor’s in public health program helps prepare graduates to:
From preventing heart disease to ensuring food safety, America is currently facing a host of public health challenges. Health educators and community health workers help educate populations about behaviors that prevent illness, foster wellness, and promote a better quality of life. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of these professionals is expected to grow by 16% through 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations.
Walden’s BS in Public Health online program can prepare you to make a difference by cultivating healthier communities. You’ll be positioned for rewarding career roles in a range of settings, including:
Career options include:
Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.
Immediately after my MPH practicum, I intend to pursue my PhD in Public Health with a specialization in Epidemiology at Walden. I want to teach as well as pursue epidemiologic research studies to contribute to contemporary issues in public health in the United States and around the world.
Walden’s social change mission was very inspiring and guided me throughout my study.
The most rewarding aspect of pursuing my degree at Walden University is that I am in control of my future.
1Walden University’s competency-based options are priced as an all-you-can learn model, where students subscribe to three-month learning periods instead of paying for courses or credit hours. Walden offers monthly starts, the first Monday of every month, for the competency-based option. If you start the BS in Healthcare Management, BS in Public Health, or BS in Health Studies program anytime in 2019, please note that the earliest you can complete the program is December 31, 2019.
2Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Health Educators and Community Health Workers. National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions, do not guarantee actual job growth, and are subject to change.
Note on Certification
The BS in Public Health program with the Health Promotion and Wellness concentration has been designed to reflect the Seven Areas of Responsibility for Health Education Specialists outlined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) to prepare students to sit for the national Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam. Walden enrollment specialists can provide information relating to national certification exams; however, it remains the individual’s responsibility to understand, evaluate, and comply with all requirements relating to national certification exams for the state in which he or she intends to practice. Walden makes no representations or guarantee that completion of Walden coursework or programs will permit an individual to obtain national certification. For more information about the CHES exam, students should visit www.nchec.org.