Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Bachelor of Arts in Public Health

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Why Choose the BA in Public Health Program?

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Health is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students interested in careers of public health education and advocacy. The degree also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in public health. Graduates of the BA program are eligible to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES ®) exam.

The Department of Population and Public Health Sciences works collaboratively with the College of Liberal Arts to provide coursework in public health foundations, communication and analytical skills, and public policy. In addition, collaborations with local public health agencies and healthcare organizations provide students with numerous opportunities to engage with local public health professionals. All students complete a capstone project that demonstrates the culmination of career-focused skills

Careers

Our graduates are employed by

  • CareSource
  • Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton         
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
  • FDA
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley  
  • Greene County Health Dept. /Montgomery County Health Dept.
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Mercy Health
  • Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.         
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Medicaid          
  • Premier Health Partners
  • Public Health Dayton & Montgomery Co.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center  

Our graduates work as

  • AmeriCorps health navigator
  • Brain fitness program coordinator
  • Diabetes support groups coordinator
  • Director of operations
  • Epidemiologist
  • Fitness specialist
  • Health educator program assistant
  • Medical school admissions management specialist
  • Ohio Equity Institute coordinator
  • Population health coordinator
  • Project/ program manager
  • Public health preparedness coordinator (government)
  • Quality and program outcomes specialist
  • Quality initiatives manager
  • Summer nutrition educator
  • System director of community health benefits                       

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Arts in Public Health program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Entrance Requirements

Requirements for direct admission into the Public Health degree program are in alignment with the Department of Population and Public Health Sciences criteria, including: a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT Math score minimum of 22 or 520 on the SAT, and an ACT English score minimum of 23 or 530 on the SAT.

Students who intend to enter into the Public Health degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Public Health degree program: completed at least 12 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree program:

  • Completion of at least 12 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health degree program by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or www.transfer.org.

Last edited on 10/25/2023.