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
$309 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 nearly all courses in this program online, with one or a few site-based courses required. View the curriculum.
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4 per year

B.S. in Public Health – Online


Designed for those who have a broad interest in public health or who want to address social justice and health inequity, the online courses in Oregon State’s B.S. in Public Health program will enable you to advocate for policies that advance wellness and help people live to their full potential. You’ll learn from program faculty who are engaged in a wide range of research related to public health, health management, health promotion and behavior, and public policy.

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate. All students will complete the public health core and baccalaureate core requirements. Note, some bacc core classes are included in the options. 


As a way to focus your studies in a particular area of interest, you will select from one of the two specialization options:

Health management and policy option (HMP)

Train for entry-level positions in public health and health care entities in both domestic and international contexts in the health management and policy option. You’ll learn skills in management and the fundamentals of public health and policy analysis to contribute innovative solutions to the challenges facing public health and health systems. You’ll also benefit from close ties to working health care managers.

Use the HMP option sheet to view a complete list of course requirements.

Health promotion and health behavior option (HPHB)

Set yourself up for a variety of career opportunities in the areas of public health promotion, health behavior and disease prevention by enrolling in the health promotion and health behavior option. Acquire skills and evidence-based strategies that will improve population health and health equity in diverse settings.

Use the HPHB option sheet to view a complete list of course requirements.

Additional program features


A 360-hour, 12-credit internship is required for this program. Visit the CPHHS website for more details.

Transfer credits

Some degree requirements may be transferred from other institutions. Please note that a minimum of 45 credits of the last 75 credits in this degree program must be completed at Oregon State (online or on campus) to meet the academic residency requirement.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to OSU for appropriate articulation. Find more information about transferring credits using the Office of Admissions’ single-course search tool.

Add a minor

As an OSU Ecampus student, you'll have the ability to add a minor to your bachelor's degree program. Oregon State offers a diverse selection of minors online. Combine public health and a Spanish or business minor, or public health plus a medical humanities undergraduate certificate to create an even more powerful résumé that's fit for today's job market.


Notice: Oregon State University students may now take part in internships anywhere in the United States. Read more about Ecampus’ authorization to operate in your state.

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