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The BS degree program in public health teaches students to develop and apply knowledge from multiple disciplines for the promotion and protection of the health of the human population. This degree is designed to appeal to students interested in populations of people (rather than an individual's health), preparing the students with skills in the five core areas of public health, namely:
The required internship component of the program (PBH 444: Public Health Field Experience) allows students to gain practical experience in public health professions. Graduates typically work as public health practitioners who are competent to plan, implement, evaluate and monitor public health functions and activities in a variety of settings. They are prepared to fill various positions in public and community health as well as pursue further education through graduate study, including a Master in Public Health degree.
Public Health (BS)
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ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Graduates of this program will qualify for entry-level positions in public health education, sanitation and environmental control, public health administration, health promotion and similar areas. Employment opportunities are available within national, state or local health departments and in community clinics, community or private advocacy groups, health education programs and nonprofit organizations.
Popular positions include:
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Social and Human Service Assistants||11.4%||$29,790|
|Community Health Workers||14.9%||$34,870|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||8.2%||$41,420|
|Emergency Management Directors||6.2%||$64,360|
|Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health||10.7%||$66,250|
|Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health||9.5%||$42,190|
|Occupational Health and Safety Specialists||4%||$69,210|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||16.9%||$92,810|
|Social and Community Service Managers||9.5%||$62,740|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).