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Biobehavioral Health, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #75 (BCR) Online
Biobehavioral Health from Penn State World Campus is designed to integrate biological, behavioral, psychological, socio-cultural, and environmental approaches to the study of the science behind health and can help prepare you to address and solve the problems of human health and illness.
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Biobehavioral Health from Penn State World Campus focuses on the complex factors influencing health across the life span, you will have the opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary team of world-class scientists who contribute to making this a unique health science degree that you can't earn just anywhere.

As a complement to the challenging, but rewarding health studies curriculum, the online courses in our program provide you with the flexibility and convenience to study around your schedule. You can skip the lengthy commute without sacrificing the quality of your education — and prepare yourself for more challenging career opportunities without leaving the comfort of your home.


The breadth of your health studies in the BBH degree program can help to prepare you for a multitude of health science careers, including roles as health promotion professionals, research assistants, laboratory managers, biomedical product representatives, and technical support positions in biomedical and health-related fields. This major can also provide excellent preparation for advanced study in natural and social science disciplines and related professional areas such as epidemiology, public health, environmental health and safety, and human services.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Biology: Basic Concepts and Biodiversity
  • Genetics and Evolution of the Human Species
  • Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection
  • Energy and the Environment
  • Humans as Primates
  • Earth in the Future: Predicting Climate Change and Its Impacts Over the Next Century

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.

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • High school transcripts or GED transcript
  • Official college or university transcripts, if you attended another institution, and/or official military transcripts (if applicable)
  • Transcripts not in English must be accompanied by a certified translation.
  • Submit official documents by mail

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    576 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 576 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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