To prepare public health professionals who can plan, manage, evaluate and solve public health problems in the public and private sector. This mission will improve the health and well-being of individuals, communities, and populations while preparing students to become Christ-centered scholars and global leaders in public health.
The Bachelor of Science in Public Health at Andrews University is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
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The Bachelor of Science in in Public Health program is designed for students pursuing a professional degree in the field of Environmental Public Health and/or Social and Behavioral Science. This program is the first of its kind at the undergraduate level in the Adventist Education System that provides concentration in Environmental Health and Social & Behavioral Sciences.
The BSPH program aims to improve human health through the development and application of knowledge that prevents disease, protects the public from harmful substances in the environment and promotes public health at the local, national and global level. A degree in BSPH also prepares students for certification as a Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) that qualifies for entry-level positions in the field of environmental health.
Our program is recommended for pre-medical, pre-dental students wishing to secure a job while preparing for medical, dental, or physical therapy, physician’s assistant, and pharmacy schools.
This degree provides an excellent foundation for pursuing the online Master of Public Health public (MPH) degree at Andrews University or any MPH degree in general. Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent from 2014 to 2024 faster than the average for all occupations.
Environmental Health Concentration:
The Environmental Health concentration is an excellent option for pre-med students and students with career interests as environmental health scientists or specialists or environmental engineers. Environmental health focuses on implementing solutions to environmental problems by working either on an environmental health platform or with state and local government. In this ever-changing world, the goal is to restore quality to both the natural environment and quality of life. The job outlook for environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 11 percent faster than the average for all occupations from 2016 to 2026. The median pay is $68,910 per year.
Social and Behavioral Sciences Concentration:
The Social and Behavioral Sciences concentration addresses individual lifestyle factors, social and community networks and the general socioeconomic, cultural and environmental conditions that impact the health of the public. It focuses on holistic approaches to disease prevention through changes in lifestyles and behaviors in the context of the socio-economic and cultural aspects of individuals. The concentration is designed for students pursuing public health careers as health educators, public health social workers, substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselors, preventive care, doctor of osteopathic medicine, research, and policy. Careers may also be pursued in business, politics, government, and law. Job outlook (2016-2016) for public health counselors is projected to grow 23% faster than the average for all occupations. The median pay is $42,150 per year.
Students are eligible for a $2,000/year in scholarship upon admission into the BSPH Program in addition to the Andrews Partnership Scholarship.(Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher)
Scholarship Requirements for FTIAC:
Students must have a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher and an ACT composite score of 20 or higher (or SAT Math plus ERW scores of 1020 or higher [940 on the older version]).
*This statement was approved and voted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Administrative Committee (ADCOM).
Learn more about what environmental health specialists do by watching the video produced by the Association of Environmental Health Programs. The mission of the Association of Environmental Health Academic Programs (AEHAP) is to support environmental health education to assure the optimal health of people and the environment.
Additional Elective Options – 2
ARCH 336 - Environmental Technology II Credits: 4
3 Credits of ENGR 475 - Topics in Credits: 1–4
FDNT 469 - International Nutrition Credits: 2,3
FDNT 485 - Nutrition and Metabolism Credits: 3
PBHL 415 - Bio-terrorism and Preparedness Credits: 3
Graduation is dependent upon the completion of all curriculum requirements for the professional BSPH degree with the maintenance of/At least a minimum of overall GPA of 2.85
|Dr. Padma Tadi Uppala||Director of Bachelor of Public Health in Environmental Health Programfirstname.lastname@example.org or 269.471.3043|
|Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser||Chair, Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness||
|Korissa Mattson||Health Professions Enrollment Coordinatoremail@example.com or 269.471.6318|