123 Credit Hours


The Bachelor of Science in public health is designed for students who are interested in interventions aimed at improving health outcomes for society at large. The field will prepare students with disciplinary knowledge about the socio-economic, cultural, racial, and policy aspects of public health. They will gain an understanding of research methods, analysis of health policy, conducting community needs assessments, epidemiology, statistics, occupational and environmental sciences, health behavior, advocacy, and communication.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of the tenets of public health, its core values, concepts, functions, ethics, and regulations
  • Evidence an understanding of the foundations of biological and life sciences and the concepts of health and disease
  • Understand and apply the tools of statistics, public health data collection, use, and analysis; comprehend the importance of evidence-based approaches
  • Describe the concepts, processes, approaches, and interventions of population health
  • Describe the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health
  • List the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities
  • Explain how epidemiology and surveillance are used to safeguard population health
  • Appreciate the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation
  • Discuss the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the US and global health system
  • Outline the basic legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and policy and the responsibilities of the different agencies
  • Communicate using basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including using technology tools

Admissions Requirements

  • A high school diploma or GED
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Official transcripts from all previously attended schools
  • Completed application with Carolina University

Graduation Requirements

In order to become a candidate for graduation, a student:

  1. Shall have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours at CU;
  2. Shall have maintained a minimum academic average of C;
  3. Shall have passed all courses in his/her curriculum and made a C or better in key courses designated as essential in each program;
  4. Shall have completed at least 24 of the final 30 hours with Carolina University.