BS in Public Health Education

Program Overview

Public health is the science of preventing disease, promoting health and prolonging life within entire populations. These populations can be as small as a neighborhood or community, or even as big as a country or region of the world. 

Unlike clinicians who treat patients individually after they become sick, public health professionals work to identify the root causes of health problems and then implement large-scale solutions to prevent injury or illness. Although the field of public health is vast with many opportunities to find your niche, public health professionals:

    • Monitor health
    • Identify and investigate health problems
    • Conduct research to enhance prevention
    • Advocate for, develop and evaluate public health policies
    • Implement prevention strategies
    • Promote healthy behaviors and environments
    • Ranked a Best Online Public Health Program by Affordable Colleges Online
    • Ranked #2 Online Bachelor's in Public Health by Social Work Degree Guide

The online Bachelor of Science in Public Health Education degree provides a foundation in these core areas of public health with a focus on addressing health disparities, including race/ethnicity, gender and socio-economic status. 

Designed for students who seek to make changes in communities — and find solutions to today's health problems — completion of this degree prepares students for health-related positions, graduate school or professional school. 


UNCG's BS in Public Health is ranked second Most Affordable Online Public Health Degree by College Choice.


Online undergraduate courses at UNC Greensboro (UNCG) are priced lower than our face-to-face classroom courses. You'll find our costs to be competitive with those of other top-tier universities.

2020-2021 Tuition* & Fee Rates
Credits In-State Out-of-State Outside NC
3 $558.00 $2,094.39 $1,006.17
6 $1,116.00 $4,188.78 $2,012.34
9 $1,674.00 $6,283.17 $3,018.51
12 $2,232.00 $8,377.56 $4,024.68

*Online Tuition and Fees listed are Distance Learning Tuition and Fees and apply to courses that are identified as Distance Learning and are not identified as Main Campus or Main Campus Web delivery. For more detailed information please review the current tuition and fees chart here.)

In-State rates apply to online students who live in and are permanent residents of North Carolina. In-state rates may also apply to government employees (such as members of the military) who live outside North Carolina but maintain legal residence in the state. Permanent residents can prove they have established and maintained residence in the state for at least 12 months.

Out-Of-State rates apply to online students who live in North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina.

Outside NC rates apply to online students who live outside North Carolina and are NOT permanent residents of North Carolina. Most students living in a state other than North Carolina are eligible for this rate.

All the program details. All in one place. 

Ready for a closer look at the online Bachelor of Science in Public Health? Our brochure provides complete program details, admission deadlines, start dates and graduation requirements. 

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Live outside North Carolina?

Currently, UNC Greensboro is authorized to offer online education in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Find out more about State Authorization — a law that regulates in which states colleges and universities can offer education.
UNC Greensboro does not guarantee that programs which fulfill North Carolina licensure requirements will satisfy the criteria of professional licensure boards in other states or territories. For further explanation, visit Professional Licensure.

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