Online Bachelor of Public Health

Enhance Your Impact in Public Health

If you’re passionate about helping others and strive to make a positive impact in your community every day, few fields are more rewarding than public health.

An online Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) from Norwich University can prepare you to excel as a public health professional by helping you grow your expertise in areas such as disease prevention, education, disaster preparedness, and public policy.

Gain a Comprehensive Understanding of the Public Health Field

Norwich University’s online bachelor’s degree in public health is designed to help you gain a deep understanding of health- and wellness-related topics, including epidemiology, program planning and education, research, evaluation methods, health care systems, economics, policy, management, and leadership.

There are many fulfilling and lucrative careers available to graduates with a bachelor's in public health. These include jobs like community health planner, community outreach manager, occupational health and safety specialist, and more.

With expert faculty members who have vast industry and research experience, you will gain real-world insights and practical skills that can be applied directly to your career.

Whether you’re looking to break into the field or you have prior experience in the military, emergency response, health care, or social services, our curriculum can help you build on your background and equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to thrive as a public health practitioner.

What Is the Difference Between a BA and BS in Public Health?

The main difference between these two degrees is the focus of the coursework. A Bachelor of Arts in Public Health typically focuses on sociological and behavior sciences, while a Bachelor of Science in Public Health places more emphasis on clinical and health applications of the degree.

A Bachelor of Public Health (BPH) is a holistic degree program that encompasses both social and scientific studies in the course curriculum. Norwich University has a strong BPH program that can help you either pursue post-secondary education like a Master of Public Health or find a fulfilling career.

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Bachelor of Public Health Curriculum

Our 120-credit bachelor’s in public health program provides a solid science-based foundation in health and public health. The curriculum is tailored to address the critical areas of health promotion, disease prevention, disaster response planning, and crisis management.

Coursework covers a wide range of topics, including 36 credits in Public Health Core, 21 credits in Public Health Foundation, 18 credits in Health Care Core, 39 credits in General Education, and 6 credits in Electives.

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100% online coursework

Complete coursework 100% online

In as few as 2 years

Graduate in as few as 2 years

Transfer credits

Transfer up to 90 credits

Military tuition rates and discounts

Benefit from competitive tuition rates and discounts for military

No entrance exams required

Apply with no entrance exams required

Public Health Online Courses at a Glance

Interested in starting your career journey in public health? Norwich University’s public health major requirements are listed on our Admissions page. We require a high school diploma or equivalent.

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Total Credits:
120 (including 36 credits of required Public Health Core courses)

11 required Public Health Core courses

Transfer Credits Accepted:
Up to 90

Time to Completion:
As few as 2 years (6 semesters)

$500 per credit hour for non-military; $250 per credit hour for active military


Next Start Date:
Fall: August 26, 2024

Application Deadline:
Fall: August 16, 2024

Why Choose Norwich to Further Your Public Health Education?

  • Expert faculty with broad industry and research experience
  • Comprehensive curriculum focused on practical strategies to address the most pressing challenges in the field of public health
  • Competitive tuition rates, including discounts for active military
  • Accreditation and rankings reflecting our commitment to quality education
  • Option to earn a Bachelor of Public Health degree or a stand-alone certificate in Response Planning for Health, Wellness, and Disease Prevention (Certificate launching in spring 2025)
  • Added focus on the role of military, first responders, and veterans in the public health field

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What Can You Do with a Bachelor of Public Health?

Our BPH program is designed for individuals who are passionate about helping others and making a positive impact on public health.

This degree can open doors to various job settings such as local, state, and US government agencies, healthcare providers, military, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), communities, education, and insurance.

Some potential career paths include health and wellness specialists, community outreach managers, community planners, occupational and environmental health and safety specialists, population health managers, and public health inspectors or coordinators.

The median public health bachelor’s degree salary is $53,000 . Graduates have strong career opportunities in the public health field. Or, you can choose to pursue a Master of Public Health and further your education.

Certificate Curriculum Graduate with a Certificate in Response Planning

In addition to our online Bachelor of Public Health program, we offer an online Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Response Planning for Health, Wellness and Disease Prevention. (Launches Spring 2025)

This advanced credential can help you further distinguish yourself in the public health field by demonstrating that you have the specialized expertise to play an important role in keeping our communities safer.

Students not enrolled in the BPH program who have completed certain prerequisite courses can earn this as a 12-credit, stand-alone certificate.

A Tradition of Serving Those Who Serve

At Norwich, we’re proud of our strong military heritage, and we understand the unique needs of military personnel, military spouses, and first responders. That’s why we’ve tailored our program to meet your needs.

Our discounted tuition rates and dedicated military support help ensure that you can receive the best possible education, regardless of your background.

For non-military individuals, our program offers an opportunity to learn from experienced faculty and gain valuable skills in the public health field.

Learn more about our proud military history.

Accreditation and Rankings

New England Commission of Higher Education

Norwich University is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (formerly the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc.).

Norwich University is ranked in the top 7% for “Best Net Present Value” among the 4,529 schools ranked in Georgetown University's “A First Try at ROI” study.

Our 200-year legacy as the nation's oldest private military college and the birthplace of the ROTC speaks to our commitment to providing a high-quality education that prepares graduates for success in their chosen fields.

Take your next step towards an exciting and rewarding career in public health by applying to our Bachelor of Public Health program. Your future awaits.