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Public Health, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

The public health profession focuses on preventing disease, addressing inequities and developing policies and programs that help communities achieve optimal health and well-being. Our program aims to educate and empower the emerging generation of public health leaders. The Bachelor of Science in Public Health prepares students for graduate work or careers in the field and exposes them to evidence-based research and practice experiences.  Students can choose between the Population Health Specialization or the Pre-Nursing Specialization.

Likely Career Paths

Public Health work for community, county, state or federal government, health care administration, health education, policy work for non-profit organizations.  

For students completing the Pre-Nursing specialization, careers in Nursing.

Key Considerations

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
*MATH 211 Statistical Concepts and Methods MATH& 146
**HED 101 Essentials for Health Living Course numbers vary, see TES
**NUTR 101 Introduction to Human Nutrition NUTR& 101
***PSY 101 General Psychology PSYC& 100
***PSY 314 Human Development and the Learner PSYC& 200
***CHEM 111 + CHEM 111 Lab Introduction to Chemistry & Introductory Chemistry Laboratory CHEM& 121 or TES
***CHEM 112 & CHEM 112 Lab Introduction to Organic Chemistry & Introduction to Organic Chemistry Laboratory CHEM& 122 or CHEM& 131 or TES
***CHEM 113 & CHEM 113 Lab Introduction to Biochemistry & Introduction to Biochemistry Laboratory CHEM& 123 or TES
***BIOL 182 Biology II Majors Cell/Molecular Biology BIOL& 222 or TES
***BIOL 322 Introductory Microbiology BIOL& 260
***BIOL 355 Human Anatomy and Physiology I BIOL& 241
***BIOL 356 Human Anatomy and Physiology II BIOL& 242

*MATH& 146 will transfer in as Math 211, PH major will substitute in place of statistics major requirement.

**Population Health Specialization ONLY

***Pre-Nursing Specialization ONLY

  • BIOL 182, PH major will substitute in place of BIOL 220 major requirement.
  • PSY 314, PH major will substitute in place of PSY 313 major requirement.
  • Pre-nursing students will need to complete a biochemistry course at CWU or elsewhere. 

The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

Any DTA works well, but for Pre-Nursing Students, Nursing DTAs are best.

Any Washington state DTA (Direct Transfer Agreement) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.

The Public Health major requires grades of C or better in all major-level coursework. 

Nursing schools can be competitive so grades higher than C will likely be required.

Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |