Did you begin your bachelor’s degree but weren’t able to finish your program? Or do you have an associate’s degree, but would like to further your education? If so, now is your chance to leverage your existing college credits to obtain your bachelor’s degree in public health.
The Bachelor of Arts Degree Completion in Public Health at Regis allows you to make a difference in your community by preventing disease and improving health and wellness. Students study epidemiology, biostatistics, and public policy, with an in-depth focus on mental, global, behavioral, and environmental health.
One of the fastest-growing fields in the United States, public health is an exciting field full of career opportunities for new graduates. In May 2021, the Biden-Harris administration announced a plan to invest $7.4 billion to recruit and hire public health professionals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This will create tens of thousands of jobs, making the public health field one of the most in-demand fields in the United States and beyond.
Public health professionals implement health education programs, regulate health systems, identify and monitor diseases, as well as conduct research and develop public policy. Public health graduates from Regis College work find careers in government, non-profit agencies, schools, and research centers.
Some specific roles for public health graduates include:
Each student works with a faculty supervisor from Regis to identify sites, design objectives, learning activities, and evaluation methods for the field experience. Placement sites include major hospitals, health departments, community agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare organizations/programs, foundations, public health associations, and corporations. This allows you to earn field experience in your area of interest while obtaining your degree.
Regis offers both a BA in Public Health and BS in Health Sciences. Both are degree completion programs focused on health and well-being, but they lead to different career outcomes.
The BA in Public Health is ideal for students who want to improve the health of their community as a whole. These students will study things like epidemiology, public health policy, and global health.
On the other hand, The BS in Health Sciences is meant for students who want to improve the health of individuals and patient populations. At Regis, these students focus in an allied health field such as respiratory care or paramedic technology.
Students must complete 39 college credits before being admitted to the program. The specific prerequisite courses required can be found here. Students who already possess an associate’s degree will likely have already met the majority of these requirements.
Students enrolled in bachelor’s degree completion programs at Regis who are taking six credits are eligible to apply for financial aid or establish a convenient payment plan. Veteran Student Benefits are also available to veterans and military-connected learners.