Public Health Online Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Public Health
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Community and Environmental Health

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Play a critical role in improving the quality of life for local and global communities as a public health professional. Earn your Bachelor of Science in public health online.

ODU's online bachelor's program will prepare you for entry or advancement in public health and healthcare careers. You will learn the skills to:

  • improve community public health practices
  • communicate public health information to diverse audiences
  • assess the needs, resources, and capacity of public health programs
  • research and evaluate public health information

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.

Is a Master of Public Health in your future? Well-qualified undergraduate students who continue straight from the public health bachelor's degree program into ODU's MPH program may apply up to 12 credit hours to both.

  • Best Online Bachelor's in Public Health, 2023 -

We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between our partners and Old Dominion University.

Female healthcare worker holding a young child after earning her Public Health Degree Online
  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credits with us. This Bachelor of Science in Public Health requires 120 total credit hours.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine if you have credits that will transfer.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have live, regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • Public health is a rapidly expanding profession. These professionals are vital to global health. Our graduates are qualified for positions in areas such as:

    • healthcare management
    • population-based research
    • community practice of public health
    • health care services
    • substance abuse reduction/prevention
    • infectious disease control
  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $393 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $426 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2023 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUGlobal.

  • Finish your degree with us. We offer the upper division (300 and 400 level) courses for this program. Our enrollment team will review your credits from other higher education institutions to determine what will transfer. Then you can apply toward a degree from ODU.

    You also will need to submit a separate application to the BSPH program.

  • We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. By applying, you will be assured admission at ODU for the completion of your degree.

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU