Department of Population and Public Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Why Choose the B.S. in Public Health Program?

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is an interdisciplinary degree designed for students interested in the population health sciences of epidemiology, environmental health, emergency preparedness, and medicine. The degree also prepares students to pursue a graduate degree in public health and other health professions. Students interested in pre-medicine and who complete the B.S. are eligible for the Medical Scholars Program

The program provides coursework in public health, biology, data analytics, epidemiology, and environmental health. Students will have a strong foundation in the natural sciences and can pursue specialty certificates. In addition, collaborations with local public health agencies and healthcare organizations provide students with numerous opportunities to engage with public health professionals. All students complete a research or internship capstone project that demonstrates the culmination of career-focused skills.


Our graduates are employed by

  • CareSource
  • Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton         
  • Dayton Children's Hospital
  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
  • Greene County Public Health 
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Mercy Health  
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Medicaid          
  • Premier Health
  • Public Health - Dayton & Montgomery Co.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center  

Our graduates work as

  • Air pollution control specialist 
  • Data analyst
  • Emergency preparedness coordinator
  • Environmentalist  
  • Epidemiologist
  • Medical readiness coordinator
  • Physician assistant
  • Physician/ Medical doctor
  • Population health coordinator
  • Project manager
  • Quality control manager
  • Registered sanitarian
  • Research assistant             

Academics and Curriculum

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


Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Review the admission requirements and complete the admission application. Identify whether you will be majoring in public health.

If you are a current student and wish to change majors, go to the WINGS Express major/minor change request form and change your major. If you are an undecided/exploratory student, talk to your advisor about majoring in public health.

Declaring your Major

Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the public health degree program: complete at least 12 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State University 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


Last edited on 03/27/2024.