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Bachelor of Science in Public Health

School of Nursing and Health Sciences

If you’re looking to advance your career in public health, or want to enter this rewarding field, you can choose between two unique online plans to help you reach your career and learning goals.

Why Choose Capella?

Stand out as a public health leader with a program designed to lay the right foundation for you to build a lasting career.

Immersive Learning Experiences

In our virtual health care simulation tool, you’ll practice real-life scenarios in a safe environment.

Professionally Aligned

Our public health curriculum is designed around industry standards to help you gain the relevant skills you can apply to your field.

Learn From Expert Faculty

You’ll gain real-world perspectives and insights from faculty who are recognized for both academic and industry expertise.

Affordable Programs

Potentially save time and money with transfer credits from previous academic coursework, or with credit for real-world experience through our Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) process.

The Right Public Health Skills

Address public health challenges by gaining a foundational understanding of epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, environmental health, management and health policy.

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Potentially save time and money when you take master’s level courses that can be applied to both bachelor’s and master’s requirements.

View a snapshot of how our Accelerated Master’s Pathway can potentially help you shorten and save on the journey toward your master’s in public health—with applicable graduate credits you can earn throughout your bachelor’s in public health:

*Capella permits students in its bachelor's-level public health program to take 12 required credits at the master's level. Those credits apply towards the master's-level program, reducing the overall courses and tuition to complete the degree.

Program Specializations

Learn more about admissions requirements, costs, and courses for your specialization.

We believe in being transparent about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella Degree. Learn more about Capella’s learning outcomes and gainful employment.

Accredited & Respected

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Accreditation and recognitions provide the assurance we meet or exceed standards for quality of faculty, curriculum, learner services, and fiscal stability. See all of our accreditations and recognitions

Relevant Blog Posts

Whether you’re considering a return to school, exploring new career paths, or seeking ways to improve your job performance, the Capella Blog has relevant articles to support your goals.

The Role of Public Health Officials and Infectious Diseases

From ongoing research initiatives to effectively communicating information to diverse populations, public health officials play a vital role in combating infectious diseases.

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The Role of Epidemiologists in Global Health

Epidemiologists are front and center in tackling the world’s most challenging health concerns, from natural disasters to obesity. Learn more about the crucial role they play in improving global health.

Read the blog post »

Healthy Equity: An Emerging Issue in Public Health

The effect of health equity is an issue at the forefront of public health nation-wide.

Read the blog post »

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Ready for the Next Step?

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