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Have a Passion for Public Health? Earn an Online BS in Public Health from LSU Health New Orleans

Newsroom | Articles Aug. 22, 2023
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Are you passionate about making a positive impact on your community's health? Do you aspire to have a rewarding career that allows you to address public health challenges and promote well-being for all?  
LSU Health Sciences Center (LSUHSC) New Orleans, in partnership with the School of Public Health and LSU Online, offers an online Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) that equips you with the knowledge and skills to create a healthier society.  
Discover this online degree, its unique 2+2 structure, and the available career opportunities.  

What is the BS in Public Health 2+2 Program? 

The online BS in Public Health is designed as a 2+2 program, and it offers an innovative pathway for students to pursue their passion for public health. But what is a 2+2 program? Here's what you need to know: 
First 2 Years: The program begins with two years (on average) at another educational institution, where you'll complete prerequisite coursework amounting to 60 credit hours. This initial phase provides a strong foundation in various general education subjects and ensures that all students meet the necessary requirements before advancing to the core public health curriculum. Since you may attend the university or college you choose, this can often be a cost-effective way of earning a bachelor’s degree in public health. The universities within the LSU family of institutions are great options for your first two years of coursework, as our schools are all accredited, affordable, and provide quality education.  
The following degrees offer the foundation you need to get started: 

Or, you may complete your prerequisite classes by taking individual courses that count toward college credit.  
If you need help determining which prerequisite pathway is best for you, our Enrollment Coaches can help. They are dedicated professionals here to assist you in making informed decisions about your academic journey. 
Last 2 Years: Once you've completed the prerequisite coursework, you'll transition to LSU Health New Orleans for the remaining 60 credits of the program. Here, you'll dig into a comprehensive curriculum focused on public health principles, practices, and specialized topics. This phase allows you to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience to become a proficient public health professional. 
Through this structured 2+2 program, you'll be fully prepared to tackle the challenges of the field and make a meaningful impact on public health. 

Career Opportunities in Public Health 

Earning your online bachelor’s in public health opens up a world of fulfilling career opportunities. As a graduate, you'll possess a wide range of capabilities that can be used in various roles and sectors, including the following: 
Public Health Communicator - Use your communication skills to spread vital information to a variety of audiences, including lawmakers and community stakeholders. Your ability to effectively convey public health messages can drive positive behavioral changes and contribute to the overall well-being of communities. 
Government Agencies - Work with federal agencies on public health initiatives, policies, and research. Your expertise can be invaluable in shaping health-related decisions and strategies. 
Healthcare Organizations - Collaborate with various healthcare organizations to promote preventive measures and improve population health outcomes. 
Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) - Join organizations like the Peace Corps or Doctors Without Borders to address global health challenges and provide assistance to underserved communities worldwide. 
Research and Pharmaceutical Companies - Contribute to research organizations and pharmaceutical companies developing new treatments and solutions for various health conditions. 

Begin Your Career with an Online Public Health Degree from LSU Health New Orleans 

The LSU Health New Orleans online Bachelor of Science in Public Health offers an affordable and accessible option for students who want to make an impact in community health. Through the 2+2 program, pursuing your dream of making a difference in public health has never been more achievable. From advocating for healthier policies to driving community-level changes, a career in public health can make a real difference in your life and the lives of others. Start your educational journey now and be the change our communities need! 
Take the next step: learn more about the program and apply or connect with an Enrollment Coach for support today. 

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