The Online Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Public Health provides students with a convenient and exciting way to get one step closer to their health professional aspirations. A unique and engaging avenue into the health sciences, public health covers a range of topics - from health promotion and disease prevention to eliminating health disparities and developing policy - through a proactive, population-based approach.
The Career Outlook
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of public health-related careers is expected to increase by 21% by 2022, resulting in approximately 109,000 new jobs. Additionally, graduates may work as educators, advocates, program coordinators, researchers, policy advisors, health communications professionals, or safety specialists. This major is also excellent preparation for medical, law, pharmacy, or nursing school or graduate studies in public health, public policy, geography, social work, or family and consumer sciences.
Students who pursue the online B.S. with a major in public health will typically enter the degree having the majority of their general education and prerequisite coursework completed, either at the University of Arizona or at another accredited institution. By completing these units before-hand, students may enter with as few as 60 units of the major-specific classwork, which could be finished in as little as two academic years. More information on the curriculum can be found on the Fully Online Bachelor's curriculum guide page.
The Details & Academic Advising
More information can be found on the Arizona Online website, along with helpful information on how to apply, financial aid/tuition assistance, and other resources. Student looking for further information or who are interested in switching from the main campus to the online campus should send an email inquiry to COPH-onlineUG@email.arizona.edu.
Grace Patterson, Academic Advisor for the fully online undergraduate Public Health degree, is available to meet with current and prospective students by appointment and to answer questions over email. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org, and her phone number is 520-626-3395.