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Public Health - Social and Behavioral, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Cape Girardeau, MO, United States
The Public Health - Social and Behavioral program of the Southeast Missouri State University will help students understand the concepts of population health, and the basic processes and interventions that identify and address major health related needs and issues for populations.
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The curriculum for the B.S. in Public Health consists of a core of approximately 83 credit hours, 15 credit hours in a selected option, and 22 additional credit hours of general education and elective credits. The core draws on courses taught by twelve different departments. The option area is intended to allow students to gain an in-depth understanding of a specific area of professional practice. All students complete internships and/or research participation. This interdisciplinary curriculum provides multiple opportunities for graduates in the growing public health field.

Faculty-mentored research and guidance will help you develop the professional skills needed for success in a competitive job market and/or advanced study in graduate and professional programs.

The Public Health - Social and Behavioral program of the Southeast Missouri State University prepares graduates for multiple opportunities in the growing public health, planetary health and global health management field. Example job titles include community health manager, public health manager, public health specialist and global health scientist.

What You'll Do

  • Be able to identify opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the human life span by acquiring an understanding of the science of human health and disease.
  • Develop an understanding of the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that impact human health and health disparities. 
  • Be able to use and analyze public health data and evidenced based approaches in public health practice.
  • Be well prepared to directly enter career positions in the public health field or to successfully pursue post-baccalaureate education programs

Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Health Officer
  • Project Manager
  • Health Research Analyst
  • Rural Health Analyst
  • Disaster Specialist
  • Health Services Consultant
  • Humanitarian Organizations
  • Program Administrators

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Healthcare Management
  • Special Topics in Health, Human Performance & Recreation
  • Health Concerns of Aging
  • Psychological Development of the Family
  • Psychology of Death and Dying
  • Abnormal Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Submit your Online application
  • Pay the $40 application fee
  • Passport
  • Academic transcripts
  • Affidavit of Financial Support and Proof of finances
  • Proof of English proficiency
  • Standardized test scores (ACT, SAT, etc.) for scholarship consideration (Optional)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    431 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 431 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    225 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 225 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Cape Girardeau

  • 800 - 1300 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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