New Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program
BSPH program accredited by CEPH
The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), the nationally recognized accrediting body for public health programs and schools, met on December 4, 2017. As a result, CEPH accredited the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree at Andrews University. The accreditation seal reflects bachelor’s- and master’s-level education in Public Health at Andrews University.
Each CEPH-accredited school and program goes through a rigorous accreditation process to assure students a quality educational experience ensuring that the institution has met the standards established by CEPH. Other benefits of CEPH accreditation include (1) eligibility to sit for the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam administered by the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE), (2) eligibility to take the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) exam administered by the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) and (3) eligibility for public health internships and fellowships sponsored by various federal agencies.
The BSPH degree at Andrews University started Fall 2017 and offers two concentrations: (1) Environmental Health and (2) Social and Behavioral Sciences. Environmental Health offers an excellent pre-med option for students. Andrews is the only Adventist University offering an undergraduate Public Health degree providing students with a versatile future that may include working as a public health practitioner, physician, dentist or pharmacist. Students joining the program who meet the criteria will receive a $2,000 scholarship each year in addition to the Andrews Partnership Scholarship.
For more information about the BSPH program, contact Padma P. Tadi Uppala, PhD, MPH, program director, or Sherine Brown-Fraser, PhD, RD, chair of the Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness, at 269-471-3043 or 269-471-3370. Information is also available at andrews.edu/go/bsph.