Bachelor in Public Health
USD 50,500 / per year *
Earliest start date
* 2022-23 full-time comprehensive fee per year
Public health is a dynamic field that aims to prevent disease and improve the health of individuals, communities, and global populations. The public health major includes the core components of the discipline including epidemiology, social determinants of health, health behavior, biostatistics, program planning, and health policy. Public health students develop and sharpen key analytical, communication, and leadership skills needed to improve health outcomes. Throughout the program, students are provided opportunities to apply their knowledge and skills through service and internship. The public health major prepares students to work in public health, clinical healthcare, health policy and administration, and law.
Public Health Lab
Moravian University’s Public Health Lab focuses on public health scholarly work that aims to examine the social determinants of health and advance health equity. Students have participated in public health research including collaborations with community partners, data collection, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and dissemination of findings.
Public health majors are strongly encouraged to undertake an Honors Project, a SOAR Research Project, or an independent study course to further develop competencies and learn valuable skills in the public health field.
Sophomore year is the perfect time for an optional short-term study abroad opportunity, or, as Moravian likes to call it, a “Global Greyhound Trip.” The Elevate experience includes a trip to one of our featured destinations—the Czech Republic or Costa Rica—at no extra cost to students!
Students are encouraged to complete one to three internships with public health organizations such as hospitals, health departments, public health labs, and community-based organizations. Elevator pitch, public speaking, community engagement, resume writing, and interview skills are developed and evaluated.
Students majoring in public health can pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health or a Bachelor of Science in Public Health. In both the BAPH and BSPH tracks students will gain skills in core courses that cover the key elements of the discipline. Additionally, all students majoring in public health will complete a minimum of 2 additional public health units beyond the core public health courses. The BAPH and BSPH degrees are distinguished by the multidisciplinary electives chosen by students.
Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) or Bachelor of Arts in Public Health (BAPH)
Public Health Core Courses
- HLTP 110: Introduction to Public Health
- HLTP 189: Biostatistics
- HLTP 230: Epidemiology
- HLTP 240: Essentials of Health Behavior
- HLTP 289: Social Determinants of Health
- HLTP 315: Health Policy
- HLTP 321: Global Health
- HLTP 330: Environmental Health
- HLTP 340: Health Program Planning and Evaluation
Public Health Elective Requirements
Choose 2 units:
- HLTP courses, beyond those included in the core public health courses. Examples include but are not limited to:
- HLTP 185: Service in Public Health
- HLTP 192: Maternal and Child Health
- HLTP 193: Health and Housing
- HLTP 194: Health Without Borders
- HLTP 231: Nutrition
- HLTP 295: Storytelling in Health and Medicine
- HLTP 386/387: Internship, independent studies, or special topics
Interdisciplinary Electives for the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH)
Choose five units:
- BIOL 103, 104 (or 310, 350), 112, 205, 206, 209, 210, 235, 263, 310, 327, 328, (37X approved by director)
- CHEM 108, 113, 114, 205, 211, 212, 314 (or equivalents)
- EASC 210
- ENVR 112
- HLTR 260, 261, 360
- MATH 171, 231, 332
- PHYS 109, 110, 111, 112
- Other BIOL, CHEM, EASC, ENVR, HLTR, MATH, PHYS courses by approval of public health program director
Interdisciplinary Electives for the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health (BAPH)
Choose five units:
- ACCT 157
- ECON 152, 211
- HIST 220, 260, 270, 299ST
- MGMT 223, 227, 250, 251, 253, 310, 311
- PHIL 250, 255, 257, 259, 275, 279
- POSC 110, 115, 120, 237, 240
- PSYC 120, 207, 218, 340, 362
- SOC 113, 115, 165 (also IDIS 165), 210, 251, 256, 258, 260, 293, 392, 395
- SPAN 111, 120/125
- Other ACCT, ECON, HIST, MGMT, PHIL, POSC, PSYC, REL, SOC, or SPAN courses by approval of public health program director
Scholarships and Funding
Scholarships up to USD 25,000
Moravian University offers an International Student Merit Award based primarily on academic achievement: grades, the strength of your academic program, your TOEFL or IELTS scores, and your SAT scores if submitted.
Students majoring or minoring in public health pursue a variety of careers in the fields of epidemiology, biostatistics, public policy and administration, social and behavioral science, global health, public health education, health communication, community health, occupational health and safety, nutrition, mental health, emergency management, environmental health, nursing, social work, and rehabilitation sciences. Students develop competencies and learn valuable skills throughout the public health courses that prepare them for careers in the health professions.