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Public Health, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Providence, RI, United States
Do you want to improve the health of families and communities? Then consider a career in public health. You’ll promote healthy lifestyles, perform research for disease and injury prevention, respond to health emergencies, and identify and monitor infectious diseases.


In this integrative program, 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.

The programme

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

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

  • High School Transcripts
  • Postsecondary Transcripts (If applicable)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Bank Statement Showing 1 Year of Funding
  • JWU Financial Declaration Undergraduate Form

Tuition Fee

  • International

    32091 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32091 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    32091 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 32091 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Providence

  • 1030 - 1900 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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