Bachelor of Science in Public Health

Health-A-PaloozaThe BSPH degree is designed to prepare you for careers in a variety of public health fields, as well as for graduate or professional education in health-related fields. If you are interested in obtaining a Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, you can pursue a concurrent BSPH/MPH degree at K-State. The concurrent degree allows 9 credit hours to be shared between the two degrees, thus saving you time and tuition expenses. You may also choose to pursue further education in a related healthcare program such as physical or occupational therapy, physician assistant, nursing, or medicine.

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) Degree is:

  • The only program of its kind in Kansas.
  • Designed to provide students with a strong foundation for careers in public health and health-related fields.

Included in the degree are:

  • A core set of fundamental public health courses.
  • A three-course practicum series providing real-world exposure to public health.
  • A variety of public health electives.
  • The flexibility to choose additional coursework electives to tailor the degree to your interests.

As a collaborative degree, courses are offered across multiple departments and colleges, exposing you to the breadth of public health and providing a comprehensive education in this rapidly growing field.

Career Paths:

Social and Community health services manager, Health educator, Fitness and wellness coordinator, Occupational health and safety specialist, Health communications specialist, Public health analyst, Biostatistician, Epidemiologist, Healthcare administration, Clinical/research coordinator (additional education/certifications may be required)

Example of graduate/professional pathways for BSPH majors:

  • Health professions
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Medical Doctor/Physician Assistant
    • Nurse/Nurse Practioner
  • MPH - Master of Public Health
  • DrPH – Doctorate in Public Health
  • MS/PhD
    • Kinesiology
    • Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health
    • Health Promotion/Health Education
    • Epidemiology
    • Biostatistics
    • Applied Family Science
    • Couple and Family Therapy
    • Environmental Design and Planning
    • Leadership Communication
    • Social Work
    • JD – Public Health Attorney

For More Information:

Please contact Jennifer Miller, the Director of the Bachelor of Science in Public Health or an Academic Advisor with specific questions and guidance on this degree path.