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.
Start terms
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.

Degree requirements

A minimum of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate with your bachelor's degree in public health. You must complete the public health core and OSU's Baccalaureate Core requirements. Please note that some bacc core classes are included in the specialization options mentioned below.

For more information about the baccalaureate core, visit our bacc core details page.

Specialization options

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

Health management and policy

Undergo training and acquire skills in the management of public health and health care programs and agencies, and in the analysis of public health policiesView the curriculum »

Health promotion and health behavior

Learn a variety of skills and strategies that will provide you with the necessary proficiencies you'll need to improve population health in diverse settingsView the curriculum » 

(View the option sheets for a list of major requirements.)

Sample course topics

  • Introduction to the health care system
  • Health data analysis
  • Social and individual health determinants
  • Health policy
  • Human disease
  • Environmental health
  • Epidemiology

Additional program features


A 360-hour, 12-credit internship is required for this program. Visit the College of Public Health and Human Sciences 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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