B.Sc. On Campus

Public Health

The Ohio State University

48 months
37947 USD/year
35019 USD/year
11936 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The goal of the Public Health programe from The Ohio State University is to create and sustain healthier communities by improving the health of people and quality of their environment. Public health professionals study environmental contamination of air, water, soil and food; seek preventive measures for cancer; and design programs that improve delivery of health care services. 


Public health integrates many disciplines to prevent illness and premature death, enabling people to live healthier, more productive lives. The field covers a broad range of issues, including environmental pollution, access to health care, bioterrorism, obesity and prevention of contagious diseases. Public health students know they will make a difference in people’s lives.

Possible careers

Graduates with an undergraduate professional degree in Public Health from The Ohio State University will be qualified for early career, entry-level positions in public health agencies and other public or private health organizations. This degree can also prepare students for graduate study in public health, social work, law, nursing, or business and a variety of professional health programs such as medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, optometry, pharmacy and veterinary medicine.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pursuing the undergraduate professional degree in public health is a four-year program. 
  • The major consists of a core set of public health courses and interdisciplinary courses offered through either specialization. 
  • Public health sociology: Students pursuing this specialization study how social factors impact health in order to improve the health of communities. The curriculum provides students with an interdisciplinary education in public health and sociology.
  • Environmental public health: This specialization is for students who have an interest in both the environment and health, how environments impact health and a desire to find solutions to the challenges of environmental effects on the health of communities. 
  • Both specializations have a capstone course that may consist of internship, research or Honors thesis (for honors students), or education abroad.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Successful completion of university preparatory courses
  • High school performance (class rank or GPA), including participation in accelerated programs like Honors, AP and IB; Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for class rank or GPA 
  • Standardized test score (ACT or SAT); Ohio State does not have minimum requirements for ACT or SAT scores 
  • Ability and desire to contribute to and engage with a diverse campus community
  • Experiences that demonstrate leadership or engaged involvement(e.g., co-curricular activities, work experiences or military service) 
  • Status as a first-generation university student 
  • High school performance if adversely affected by physical, mental or learning environment factors

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37947 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37947 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    35019 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35019 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    11936 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11936 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Columbus

940 - 1520 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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