Public Health, B.S.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students to serve as effective and competent public health professionals. Public health graduates are equipped with knowledge to help individuals, families, and communities improve and maintain healthy lifestyles. Students will be prepared to assess, plan, implement, manage, and evaluate public health programs. The curriculum provides a solid foundation in health behavior theory, data collection and analysis, social determinants of health, communication and marketing, policy and advocacy, and ethics. Students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist exam. Public health professionals work in government, private, and nonprofit sectors. Employment settings include healthcare facilities, hospitals, state and local health departments, businesses, worksite wellness programs, schools, universities, and a variety of nonprofit organizations. The public health program at UVU includes 116 credits of coursework and four credits of internship experience for a total of 120 credit hours.

Matriculation Requirements

In order to be matriculated into the 'Public Health' program, students must:

  1. Complete: ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005, ENGL 2010, BIOL 1010 OR BIOL 1610, HLTH 1300, HLTH 3200 and MATH 1050 or 1055 or STAT 1040 or 1045 with a minimum grade of a C- or higher (with the exception of ENGH 1005 which requires a grade of C or higher) and a GPA of 2.5 in these courses
  2. Have an overall GPA of 2.50

Students will be required to complete the catalog requirements in effect for the semester in which matriculation is granted.