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Public Health
Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Pursue your vision for a healthier world and help create positive change for individuals and communities. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Capella is designed to establish your foundational knowledge in key areas of the field, from biostatistics and epidemiology to environmental determinants and public policy. You’ll develop skills that can help you solve public health challenges, address structural barriers to wellness and collaborate with communities to make a real impact on health outcomes.

Interprofessional education

Share courses with nursing and public health practitioners along with health administration professionals to learn about, from and with others in the industry.

Practical experience with Vila Health™

Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving and decision-making skills in Vila Health™, our simulated healthcare environment.

Accelerated Master’s Pathway (AMP)

Choose the Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP) option for your BS in Public Health degree program and start taking master’s-level courses, which could potentially save you up to $6,180 on your MPH at Capella in the GuidedPath learning format.

Classes start July 8

Apply today with no application fee.

At a glance

  • Online
  • 8–14 General education courses
  • 14 Core courses
  • 9–17 Elective courses
  • 1 Capstone
  • 180 Total quarter credits
  • 135 Maximum transfer credits

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund your bachelor’s degree.

What can you do with a BS in Public Health degree?

Your education can help you reach your professional and personal goals. While Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific career outcome, such as a job title, promotion or salary increase, we encourage you to explore potential jobs and employment settings. Here are some ideas and examples for a graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Job titles to explore

  • Health manager
  • Business analyst
  • Project manager
  • Social and community services manager
  • Safety specialist
  • Policy analyst

Employment settings to explore

  • Healthcare organization (e.g., hospital or clinic)
  • Community health center
  • Public health agency
  • Health insurance company
  • Nonprofit organization

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