Office of Academic Outreach

Program Overview: Online B.S. Degree

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Online Degree Completion Option in Health Studies

The BS in Public Health with a concentration in Health Studies is an online degree completion program offered through the Department of Public Health in the School of Health and Human Sciences. The program is designed for location and time bound students who are interested in completing a B.S. Degree in Public Health at a distance. A complete list of the curriculum and requirements can be found on the Degree Requirements page.

Admission to the program is a two step process. Students must first be admitted to the University. Once admitted, you will need to complete the departmental application in order to be accepted to the Health Studies major. All admission requirements must be met in order to be admitted to the Health Studies online contentration. A complete list of pre-requisites can be found on the Admission Requirements page.

What jobs are available to Health Studies majors after graduation?
Students graduating from UNCG with a bachelor's degree in Health Studies are competitive in the job market for careers in:

  • Pharmaceutical sales
  • Human relations
  • Insurance representatives
  • Non-profit settings
  • Administration
  • Community-based settings
  • Education
  • Governmental settings
  • Health sciences
  • Public service

Students with other interests may consider applying towards career fields other than these listed.

What graduate programs are available to health studies majors?
Those majoring in Health Studies have the potential to enter a wide range of graduate programs, which may include:

  • Public health
  • Counseling
  • Social work
  • Nutrition
  • Social sciences
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical Sciences
  • Health administration

Students with other interests may consider applying to graduate programs other than these listed.

What professional schools are available to health studies majors?
Those majoring in Health Studies have the potential to enter a wide range of professional schools and programs, which may include:

Medical school
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Optometry school 
www.opted.org

Physician’s assistant school
www.aapa.org

Chiropractor school
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Dental school
www.ada.org

Physical therapy school 
www.apta.org

Pharmacy school
www.aacp.org

Nursing school
www.aacn.nche.edu

Those majoring in Health Studies should realize that each graduate and professional program will have a variety of enrollment requirements. Prerequisites will be different from school to school and from program to program. One should take care to investigate these requirements well ahead of time to ensure that each prerequisite as been met before applying.