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Why Choose the Public Health Program?
A Public Health Professional focuses on the health and welfare of entire populations at risk of disease and injury. They not only assess and monitor the health of the population, but also educate communities on how to live more healthy lives, increase access to adequate health care, and develop public health policies that address local and national health care issues. Public Health careers bring attention to health concerns through education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, and research. Public health professionals try to prevent problems from happening or re-occurring by implementing educational programs, developing policies, administering services, regulating health systems and some health professions, and conducting research.
Our graduates are employed by
- Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton
- Democratic National Committee
- Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
- 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
- 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.
Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.
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 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, and earned a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following courses: BIO 1050, BIO 1070, BIO 1080, BIO 1120, BIO 1150, CHM 1010, CHM 1020, or CHM 1210.
Declaring your Major
Students who intend to enter into the Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree 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 Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree program:
- Earned a grade of “C” or higher in the following courses: BIO 1120, BIO 1120L, CHM 1210, and CHM 1210L.
- Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.
Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the Public Health Bachelor of Arts 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.