B.Sc. On Campus Online

Public Health

Kent State University

48 months
20463 USD/year
20463 USD/year
11587 USD/year
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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree in Public Health offered at the Kent State University broadly prepares students to enter the workforce as a public health professional or to enter an advanced program of study. Students explore the five disciplines of public health: biostatistics, environmental health, epidemiology, health policy and management and the social and behavioral sciences.


The Public Health major offered at the Kent State University comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Allied Health concentration seeks to augment the career portfolio of the allied health professional or aspiring student. Students who are interested in a generalist focus in public health or interested in moving to a professional degree (accelerated nursing) or technical allied health degree (respiratory care, radiologic technology, occupational/physical therapy assisting, etc.) are encouraged to pursue this path.  
  • The Clinical Trials Research concentration focuses on training students in the epidemiology methods used in clinical research. The curriculum provides students a thorough understanding of the management of research studies, the scientific literature related to drugs, medical devices and other new therapies, and the federal regulations related to conducting clinical trials. 
  • The Community Health Outreach and Development concentration focuses on identifying and exploring ways to influence the multi-level determinants of population health and health behaviors, from a perspective that prioritizes health equity and social justice. 
  • The Environmental Health Science concentration prepares students to help reduce the burden of human illness and injury that can result from natural and man-made environmental exposures. 
  • The Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety concentration provides students with a working knowledge of the source, nature and scope of conditions that are or could be hazardous to the employer, employee and the environment.
  • The Global Health concentration educates students in identifying and working to address the critical public health and human needs of diverse, underserved and vulnerable populations locally and globally. Students learn the need for multidisciplinary (biological and social sciences) approaches and cooperation to address the major global public health problems. 
  • The Health Services Administration concentration establishes a foundation for graduate work in health policy and management. Students analyze national and local public health infrastructure, evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of health care delivery and explore the legal and ethical issues of health care administration. 
  • The Pre-Medicine, Dentistry, Osteopathy concentration includes preparatory courses for the Medical College Admissions Test (MCAT), the Dental Admissions Test (DAT) and admission entry into other professional schools including pharmacy, podiatry, occupational/physical theraphy and physicians assistant programs. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Public Health
  • Introduction To Global Health (Divg)
  • Essentials Of Epidemiology
  • Introductory Biostatistics
  • Public Health Research 
  • Social And Behavioral Science Theories In Public Health
  • Introduction To Environmental Health And Safety
  • Prevention And Control Of Diseases 
  • Public Health Policy And Decision Making
  • Health Disparities (Divd) (Wic) (Min C Grade) 
  • Capstone Experience In Public Health (Elr)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

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120 alternative credits



On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

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General requirements

  • The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends.
  •  The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven regional campuses of Kent State University. 

Tuition Fee

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    20463 USD/year
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  • National

    20463 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11587 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11587 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for North Canton

1034 - 1706 USD /month
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