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BS in Public Health

Move your career forward while transforming the health and well-being of your community.

Help make the world a healthier place with Walden’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health program.

This online public health bachelor's degree program will allow you to:

  • Gain the job-ready, immediately applicable skills today's employers want.
  • Prepare for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.
  • Choose one of three degree completion options based on your life, budget, and learning style.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date: January 6, 2020

Limited-Time Offer: Receive up to a $4,500 grant if you reside in the U.S. and start this program on January 6, 2020.

Transfer Credits: Up to 135 credits

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Develop critical management skills and prepare to assume decision-making roles on results-driven healthcare teams.
Help individuals and communities—and even yourself—embrace a healthier lifestyle and achieve optimal wellness.
Gain an in-depth understanding of how social, emotional, and cognitive factors influence a population’s behavior and attitudes about health.

Course-Based Option

If you prefer an instructor-led approach and learning on a predetermined schedule, the course-based format may be a good option for you.

Competency-Based Option*

Choose this format if you prefer a flexible learning experience with no set weekly deadlines, allowing you to make progress at your pace, on your schedule.

Accelerate Into Master’s (AIM)

Earn up to 20 master’s-level credit hours as an undergraduate, saving you time and money on your Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA) or MS in Health Education and Promotion degree.

*Walden’s Tempo programs are priced as an all-you-can learn model, where students subscribe to 3-month learning periods instead of paying for courses or credit hours. We offer monthly Tempo starts, the first Monday of every month. If you start the BS Healthcare Management, BS Public Health, and BS Health Studies programs anytime in 2019, please note that the earliest you can complete the program is December 31, 2019.

More about our BS in Public Health program

A bachelor’s in public health degree can open doors within your career path, with potential career roles including:*

  • Director of rehabilitation
  • Public administrator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Community health worker
*Career options may require additional experience, training, or other factors beyond the successful completion of this degree program.

To be considered for admission to this bachelor’s program, you must have a high school diploma or its equivalent and meet the general admission requirements. All applicants must submit a completed online application. Applicants who choose the competency-based option must transfer in 45 credits.

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 costs will vary depending on your previous education. Get in touch with an enrollment advisor today at 855-203-5779, to learn more about tuition costs for this 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.
Our enrollment advisors are ready to answer any questions you may have regarding this program. Fill out the form on this page to be contacted or call 855-203-5779.

Why earn your BS in Public Health at Walden?

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"I had worked with the county health department for 17 years. After completing my degree, I was offered a position at a Federally Qualified Health Center in administration as the medication management coordinator over seven clinics."

Pamela Quinn | B.S. in Public Health Graduate

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 advisors 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