Build your knowledge of public health education, research, and practice and explore how to shape policies and implement prevention and wellness programs and services.

Our BS in Public Health program will allow you to:

  • Choose from several specializations, so you can focus on what is important to you.
  • Accelerate into a master's program by taking graduate-level courses within this program.
  • Study current and relevant issues and topics within the field of public health.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: April 10, 2017

Duration: 48 months

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 quarter credits

Choose from our General Program or eight different specializations:

  • Child Development
  • Disaster and Emergency Management
  • Health and Cultural Diversity
  • Health Communication
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Management
  • Health Promotion and Wellness
  • Health Psychology and Behavior

Walden's unique curriculum for the BS in Public Health program allows you to choose from a wide variety of concentrations to fit your interests, as well as participate in the Accelerate Into Master's (AIM) degree option.

Transition from a bachelor’s degree to a master’s degree in less time with Walden’s Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM) degree option. AIM offers high-achieving undergraduate students an opportunity to take as many as five graduate-level courses in their undergraduate coursework.

Upon completion, credits from these courses can be applied toward a master’s degree. With the AIM degree option, you can earn your master’s degree in half the time, depending on your individual progress and degree program.


More about our BS in Public Health program

  • Career Options

    The public health field offers a wide range of career options. Walden's BS in Public Health can prepare you for careers that include:*

    • Health services manager
    • Operations manager
    • Public health information officer
    • Risk analyst
    • Safety and health specialist

    *Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

  • Entry Requirements

    Admission is considered for adult students who hold a high school diploma or its equivalent. Applicants must also meet one of the following criteria:

    • You are 21 years of age or older.
    • You are less than 21 years of age with 60 quarter credit hours.
    • You are an active member of the military or a veteran with documentation of service.
    • You are concurrently enrolled in an approved partner institution with an articulation agreement with Walden.

    You will also be required to submit a completed online application, employment history, and official transcripts.

    Your enrollment advisor will help you gather all of the required materials starting with your application all the way through your first day of classes.

  • Tuition and Financial Aid

    Because tuition costs will vary depending on your previous education, you can get in touch with an enrollment advisor today by calling 855.203.3398, to learn more about tuition costs for the BS in Public Health program and financial aid options.

    Walden's enrollment advisors are committed to helping identify and leverage opportunities for you to save money on your education. 

  • How to Apply

    To speak with an enrollment advisor about applying for our program today, fill out the form on this page to be contacted, or call 855.203.3398.

Why earn your BS in Public Health at Walden?

  • Accomplished Faculty

    Many of our teaching faculty members hold doctoral degrees across a spectrum of specialty areas.

  • Social Change

    Become more than a scholar; gain skills to help you make a difference in your community.

  • Exceptional Student Support

    Benefit from our 24/7 tech support, Writing Center, Career Services Center, and more.



“The exchange of ideas and experiences from all over the world was both inspirational and informative."

Jimmy Watson | BS in Health Studies Graduate