Department of Biological Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Why Choose the Public Health Program?

The Bachelor of Science degree in public health curriculum offers students a broad, integrated, and intentional education in science while also incorporating a well-rounded approach to develop knowledge, skills and abilities beyond a traditional life science experience. This curriculum fosters critical thinking and scientific reasoning while expanding learning to develop other skills crucial for today’s public health expert. Such skills will include scientific and technical writing, effective communication, leadership skills, community engagement, and a focus on community health. This program uniquely emphasizes scholastic coursework relevant to the scientist preparing to work in the diverse and dynamic field of public health.

Careers

Our graduates are employed by

  • CareSource
  • Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton         
  • Democratic National Committee
  • Epilepsy Foundation Ohio
  • FDA
  • Goodwill Easter Seals Miami Valley  
  • Greene County Health Dept. /Montgomery County Health Dept.
  • Kettering Health Network
  • Mercy Health
  • Miami Valley Child Development Centers, Inc.         
  • Ohio Department of Health
  • Ohio Department of Medicaid          
  • Premier Health Partners
  • Public Health Dayton & Montgomery Co.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center  

Our graduates work as

  • AmeriCorps health navigator
  • Brain fitness program coordinator
  • Diabetes support groups coordinator
  • Director of operations
  • Epidemiologist
  • Fitness specialist
  • Health educator program assistant
  • Medical school admissions management specialist
  • Ohio Equity Institute coordinator
  • Population health coordinator
  • Project/ program manager
  • Public health preparedness coordinator (government)
  • Quality and program outcomes specialist
  • Quality initiatives manager
  • Summer nutrition educator
  • System director of community health benefits                       

Academics and Curriculum

View Bachelor of Science in Public Health program information, degree requirements, and graduation planning strategy in the Academic Catalog.

Admission

Students must apply for admission to Wright State University.

Entrance Requirements

Requirements for direct admission into the Public Health degree program are in alignment with the Wright State University College of Science and Mathematics criteria, including: a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher, an ACT Math score minimum of 22 or 520 on the SAT, and an ACT English score minimum of 23 or 530 on the SAT.

Students who intend to enter into the Public Health degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Public Health degree program: completed at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.25, and earned a grade of “C” or higher in one of the following courses: BIO 1050BIO 1070BIO 1080BIO 1120BIO 1150CHM 1010CHM 1020, or CHM 1210.

Declaring your Major

Students who intend to enter into the Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree program but do not meet the criteria to be directly admitted from high school will be admitted as a PRE major. Once the student has satisfied the following criteria, they can be admitted into the Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree program:

  • Earned a grade of “C” or higher in the following courses: BIO 1120, BIO 1120L, CHM 1210, and CHM 1210L.
  • Completion of at least 15 semester hours with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.8.

Current students at Wright State University who are interested in adding or changing their major can also be admitted into the Public Health Bachelor of Arts degree program by meeting the above criteria.

Articulation (Transfer) Agreements

Wright State has articulation agreements with a number of institutions. Articulation agreements will assure you a seamless transfer from one institution to another. To view current articulation agreements and determine which courses will transfer, visit the Articulation Agreements page or www.transfer.org.