Public Health BS

Total Units Required: 120

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for entry-level positions in county health departments, nonprofit health agencies, medical service settings, school systems, and businesses. Public health workers promote, maintain, and improve individual and community health. They do this by assessing needs; planning, implementing, and evaluating health programs; coordinating health services; serving as a resource person; and advocating for specific health issues. Graduates in this option are qualified to apply to take the test for national credentialing as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).