Why ODU for Public Health?

As a public health professional, you will play a critical role improving our society's quality of life on both the local and global scale.

This degree will prepare you for entry-level positions where you can help increase access to healthcare, reduce substance abuse, or control infectious diseases in human populations.

Your skills will be essential for the successful tracking of chronic and communicable diseases, providing needed community health education, and detecting health problems in newborns.

Public health is a rapidly expanding profession and is critical to the current workforce shortage and vital to global health.

"Public health protects individuals, families and communities from serious health threats—ranging from diabetes to bird flu—that are often times preventable." -  American Public Health Association (APHA)

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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 the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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Required Courses

To earn this degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. This bachelor’s degree requires 120 total credit hours.

Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. 

Online Learning Environment

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.

Careers in Health Sciences

With this health sciences degree, you'll be qualified for entry-level positions in fields such as health services administration, epidemiology, and health promotion. 

Your education will be essential for health science roles in:

  • Program planning and management
  • Public health policies
  • Policy and program analysis
  • Management and administration

Calculating Cost

  • In-state Virginia Residents$352 per credit hour*
  • Out-of-State Students$389 per credit hour

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

These tuition rates are effective Summer 2018 and subject to change.
* In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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How to Apply

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 complete a separate application to this bachelor of science in health sciences degree program. Please visit the department's web page for a current application.

Get guaranteed admission at Old Dominion University

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.

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Meet your Team

Our dedicated enrollment team will guide your transition to ODUOnline.

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