Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences: Public Health

This degree broadly prepares graduates in basic public health concepts and processes that can be applied within multiple health-related disciplines and in graduate study.

You must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 to be eligible for this program.

This program is a good fit for you if you:

  •  are a Flagstaff Mountain Campus student
  •  want to learn more about health promotion/disease prevention
  •  are considering graduate school 
  •  are interested in a degree program with flexible health-related course options


If you are transferring credit from a community college, a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA in your Associate's degree plan is required. Also, to graduate from Northern Arizona University with this degree, you must have a minimum GPA of 2.5.


Be prepared for the workforce with these skills:

  1. comprehension of basic public health content related to injury prevention; disease; mental health; drugs; environmental health; public health; nutrition; current issues; theories; physical activity; and maternal, child and sexual health
  2. process and skill demonstration necessary for working within multiple health-related disciplines
  3. professional dispositions like legal and ethical conduct, professional practice, communication, collaboration, respect, and commitment

Degree progression plan

See the Four-Year Progression Plan for details of what classes are required.