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Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health

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Cost Per Credit Hour


Application Deadline: July 31, 2024

Fall 2024 classes start on August 21, 2024

Help People Thrive Through Public Health

LSUHSC New Orleans

Your communication skills, passion, and knowledge can be of service to make your community healthier. Take action and make a difference by earning your online Bachelor of Science in Public Health, offered through LSU Online and the LSU Health New Orleans School of Public Health. This program is designed as a 2 + 2 program where you will spend two years (on average) completing prerequisite coursework at another institution (60 credit hours) followed by two years at LSU Health New Orleans for the remainder of your coursework. This degree accepts students from the Louisiana Transfer program, to help seamlessly transfer their completed 60 credit hours.

Online public health degree graduates will be prepared to utilize a variety of media to communicate vital information to diverse audiences including legislators, community stakeholders, and scientific peers. Future employers may include federal agencies, insurance companies, health delivery systems, non-governmental agencies (such as the Peace Corps, Doctors Without Borders), research organizations, and pharmaceutical companies.

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Student Research Opportunities

Students have multiple chances to engage in Public Health research, including in-class assignments, working with faculty, or as part of their Public Health Practice.

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Service-Learning Experience

Our BS in Public Health program offers students hands-on experience that addresses relevant concerns within the community.

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World-Class Customer Service

Our students have strong support; work with your own personal advisor from enrollment through graduation.


Delta Omega Honorary Society

Top students may be inducted into Delta Omega, which recognizes outstanding performance in students, faculty, and alumni in the field of public health.

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health exposes students to best practices and interventions to improve health and wellbeing.

Martha Cuccia, MPH
Instructor- Health Policy & Systems Management

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Cost Online Public Health

Total credit hours per program: 60 credit hours

Cost per credit hour: $380

Total cost with fees: $22,800

LSU Online offers several ways to help you pay for your degree including credit for prior learning (PLA), financial aid, and veteran education benefits. Learn More.

The total cost above does not include transfer credit or financial aid. Cost per credit hour and fees are subject to change. Fee schedules may vary by program depending on course-specific fees for proctoring and/or books. Please contact a Student Success Coach for more information.

Course Listings Online Public Health

Public Health Core Credit Hours
BSPH 3100 Introduction to Public Health 3
BSPH 3102 Public Health Writing 3
BSPH 3200 Essential Global Public Health 3
BSPH 3300 Introduction to Biostatistics 3
BSPH 3302 Data Analysis in Public Health 3
BSPH 3400 Introduction of Environmental Science 3
BSPH 3500 Health Communication 3
BSPH 3600 U.S. Health Care Systems 3
BSPH 3700 Essentials of Epidemiology 3
BSPH 4100 Public Health in Action 3
BSPH 4102 Health Equity 3
BSPH 4104 Evidence-based Practice in Public Health 3
BSPH 4400 Climate Change - a Public Health Perspective 3
BSPH 4500 Project Assessment and Implementation 3
BSPH 4502 Foundations of Maternal and Child Health 3
BSPH 4600 Public Health Policy and Advocacy 3
BSPH 4602 Public Health Organizations and Leadership 3
BSPH 4604 Fundamentals of Healthcare Analytics 3
BSPH 4702 GIS and Public Health 3
BSPH 4704 Outbreak! 3


*Students must complete a minimum of 20 hours of fieldwork and earn 3 credit hours towards graduation. Registration for BSPH 4100 is required to earn credit. Prerequisites/corequisites for the Service Learning Experience (BSPH 4100) include:

  • Students must successfully complete at least 30 credit hours including: BSPH 3100, 3102, 3200, 3300, 3302, 3400, 3500, 3600, 3700
  • Students must successfully complete annual HIPAA training.
  • Students must have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.

Students on academic probation are ineligible to take the Service-Learning course.

Admission Requirements Online Public Health

Completion of prerequisite courses (shown below) and at least 60 credit hours from an accredited college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75. Students from the Louisiana Transfer program can seamlessly transfer their 60 credit hours to apply towards their BS in Public Health degree.

Prerequisite Courses Credit Hours
Arts 3
English 6
Humanities 9
Mathematics/Statistics 6
Natural Sciences 12
Social Sciences 9


Designed as a 2+2 program, 60 credit hours earned at another institution will transfer into the Public Health online program. In addition, the School of Public Health allows individuals accepted to the program to transfer a maximum of 9 credits public health course credits completed at another accredited college/university toward the BSPH degree course requirements. Your academic advisor will work with you to determine if and how any prior college credits earned will apply toward your LSUHSC degree.

Career Opportunities Online Public Health

  • Health Educator
  • Program Analyst
  • Program Coordinator
  • Community Service Professional
  • Clinical Trials Coordinator
  • Health Communications Coordinator
  • Research Associate
  • Industrial Hygiene Manager
  • Infection Surveillance Coordinator

Accreditation Online Public Health

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center at New Orleans is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

What Will I Learn? Online Public Health

Students who graduate with an online BS in Public Health will gain skills in the core disciplines of public health, including communication and teamwork, problem-solving, health economics, environmental health assessment, leadership, management and planning, and information management.

Topics covered in this degree include: 

  • An introduction to public health 
  • Global public health
  • Climate change from a public health perspective
  • Health equity
  • Environmental determinants of health and disease
  • Public health policy and advocacy
  • The essentials of epidemiology

Why Choose This Program? Online Public Health

Why choose the LSUHSC online Bachelor of Science in Public Health? 

A career in public health may be a meaningful choice for those who want to make an impact in their communities. Our BS in Public Health provides students with the education and training to gain employment within a wide selection of health-related organizations, including public health departments, non-profits, research centers, and healthcare businesses. During the program, students have the chance to join several organizations and gain hands-on experience with service learning. After completing the program, students may also choose to pursue graduate studies. 

Additionally, since LSUHSC in New Orleans has partnered with LSU Online, students will receive both a world-class education from the award-winning faculty at the LSU School of Public Health and continuous assistance from LSU Online’s dedicated advisors. 

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