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Public Health, B.Sc.

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  • 48 months
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In the Public Health program of Johnson & Wales University, you’ll start by examining patterns of population health and disease, as well as the organizations and social structures through which health services are delivered and received. From there, you’ll learn to assess and plan for community needs. Explore a holistic approach to health through courses in nutrition, exercise science, psychology, sociology, public health and economics, and discover its importance to patient-centered, humanistic healthcare delivery.

You’ll collaborate with other students as you would on a health and wellness team in the field to improve individual and community outcomes. You’ll also gain problem-solving and technological skills to adapt to the changing marketplace and learn how to communicate across diverse populations with empathy and respect.

Opt to pursue a specialization in health management to lead public health efforts, or choose from a mix of health science, leadership management and social/behavioral major electives to explore all dynamics of the public health field.

You’ll have the opportunity to perform health research, epidemiology, promotion and education through internship opportunities that range from local community health agencies to national and international organizations.

This flexible program satisfies requirements for a wide variety of pre-health professions. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared for entry-level health-profession careers in such areas as health education, health promotion, research, monitoring and evaluation, and health and policy administration. Or choose to pursue graduate study in public health, public policy, law and health informatics.

Career Possibilities

Some professions may require additional study, background checks, certifications, licenses, exams and/or experience as required qualifications for employment. Students are responsible for verifying that they can meet the employment requirements of potential employers.

  • Biostatistician
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmacist
  • Dietitian & Nutritionist
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Physician Assistant
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical Technician
  • Research Analyst

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Early admission: November 1
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    181 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Health Professions
  • Determinants of Health
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Epidemiology
  • Comparative Healthcare Systems
  • Data and Evidence in Health: Research Capstone

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • Proof of English proficiency if applicable
  • Completed and signed International Student Financial Declaration Form for undergraduate and graduate programs
  • Certified bank statement or government sponsorship letter verifying financial support for one academic year
  • Copy of biographical section of your valid passport
  • Submit Admissions Forms
  • Non-U.S. students transferring to JWU from another U.S. post-secondary institution must submit a Transfer Verification Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    34376 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 34376 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs

  • Charlotte, United States

    1133 - 2060 USD/month
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  • Providence, United States

    1030 - 1900 USD/month
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  • Denver, United States

    1310 - 2220 USD/month
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