The Bachelor of Science in Public Health is offered by Kaplan University to individuals interested to serve as public health professionals or as advocates for the development of healthy communities, organizations, and individuals. People working in the country’s public health system are expected to be professionals educated and skilled in the creation of plans for a healthier lifestyle and environment, collection and analysis of health data, and the ability to confront community health issues. This program offers such learning backed up by accreditation from The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Students must complete a total of one hundred eighty (180) credits to be eligible for graduation. The curriculum consists of Core Courses, Major Courses and Open Electives. Core courses include 100/200-Level Communication Course, 100/200-Level Mathematics Course, 200-Level Communication Course, 300/400-Level Arts and Humanities Course, 300/400-Level Physical Science Course, and 300/400-Level Social Science Course. Major Courses consist of Diseases of the Human Body, Healthcare Administration, Statistics, Nutrition Planning and Management, Introduction to Public Health, Current Issues in Public Health, Health Disparity, Research Methods for Health Sciences, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Microbiology, Environmental Health, Finance for Healthcare, Public Health Law, Advanced Health Informatics, Major Electives, and the Bachelor’s Capstone in Public Health. Completing the Required Courses are fifty-two (52) credits of Open Electives.
Possible career opportunities are presented in positions such as public health program specialist, policy analyst, community outreach worker, researcher, emergency response coordinator, or patient advocate, among others. Applicants must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent.