BSPH Bachelor of Science in Public Health in Environmental Health & Social and Behavioral Sciences [NEW] - CEPH Accredited

"Thou, even thou, art LORD alone; thou has made heaven, the heaven of heavens, with all their host, the earth, and all things that are therein, the seas, and all that is therein, and thou preservest them all." -Nehemiah 9:6

Earn a Scholarship of $2,000/yr upon Admission into Our CEPH Acctrdited Program

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)

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BSPH Program Mission:

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).

CEPH Accredited
Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
1010 Wayne Avenue, Suite 220
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Program Description

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.

Program Concentrations

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.

Become a Problem Solver By

  • Improving your community’s health
  • Creating solutions that transform the quality of life for the public through environmental health

Study At The Only Adventist  BSPH In Environmental Health & Social and Behavioral Sciences Program In The Country

  • Seventh-day Adventists believe that humankind was created in the image of God, thus representing God as His stewards, to rule the natural environment in a faithful and fruitful way.
  • Unfortunately, corruption and exploitation of the Earth's resources have resulted in widespread suffering, environmental disarray, and the threat of climate change. While scientific research needs to continue, it is clear from the accumulated evidence that the increasing emission of destructive gasses, the depletion of the protective mantel of ozone, the massive destruction of the American forests, and the so-called greenhouse effect, are all threatening the earth’s eco-system.
  • Seventh-day Adventists advocate a simple, wholesome lifestyle, where people do not step on the treadmill of unbridled consumerism, goods-getting, and production of waste. We call for respect of creation, restraint in the use of the world’s resources, reevaluation of one’s needs, and reaffirmation of the dignity of created life.

*This statement was approved and voted by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Administrative Committee (ADCOM).

NEW FTIAC Scholarship Information for the Fall 2018 - Spring 2019 Cohort

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]).

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.

Environmental Health Careers from AEHAP on Vimeo.

Graduation Requirements

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
  • A minimum GPA of 2.75 in all didactic and science courses
  • No grade below C- is accepted for prerequisite and cognate courses (or below a C for didactic courses).
  • At least 125 semester hours are recommended for graduation


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Contact Us:

Dr. Padma Tadi Uppala Director of Bachelor of Public Health in Environmental Health Program or 269.471.3043
Dr. Sherine Brown-Fraser Chair, Department of Public Health, Nutrition & Wellness


Korissa Mattson Health Professions Enrollment Coordinator or 269.471.6318