Credits required
180 Oregon State University is on a quarter-term system. There are four quarters each year and classes are 11 weeks long. This program's 180 quarter credits are equal to 120 semester credits.*
Cost per credit
$318 Cost per credit is calculated using tuition per credit for the current academic year. It does not include associated fees, course materials, textbook expenses, and other expenses related to courses.
Online You can complete all or nearly all requirements of this program online. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.S. in Public Health – Online


Health care continues to be one of the strongest growth sectors of the world economy, but there is a shortage of public health graduates who can help meet the needs of the future. Earning your public health degree online through Oregon State Ecampus will prepare you for a variety of roles within a wide-ranging industry.

Know your value

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, people with a bachelor's degree earn on average 64 percent more per week than those with a high school diploma. The difference in total earnings over the course of a person's career could be as much as $1 million.

As a graduate of this program, you’ll enter the workforce with the skills to take a holistic approach to disease and injury prevention, including environmental issues, health policies and the social determinants of health, which are the social and environmental conditions in which we are born, grow, live, work and age.

Sample work industries for public health graduates

  • Health care providers
  • Insurance agencies
  • Nonprofits
  • Federal, state and local health departments
  • Corporate wellness
  • Safety departments

A clear pathway to graduate school

Many students who earn a bachelor’s in public health move on to graduate school, and you can choose the same path while enjoying the familiarity of OSU’s College of Public Health and Human Sciences.

Oregon State Ecampus delivers a Master of Public Health program and a Graduate Certificate in Public Health – both online.

Career services for Ecampus students

An added benefit is that you’ll have access to a host of career services, which provide valuable resources to help you find lifelong career success and meaningful employment in a diverse world.


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