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Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Accelerated Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health
Grounded in science and the study of human health, the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) program will provide students multiple coursework and practice-based learning opportunities to explore the effects of urbanization on population health. Taking advantage of UTA's comprehensive academic resources, the proximity to other allied health professionals in our College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and our central geographic location in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, BSPH students will have extensive opportunities to practice and master the skills required for success in today's workforce as a professional in the field of Public Health.
UTA's BS in Public Health is a degree program that blends fundamental public health coursework with the flexibility to choose 20+ hours in electives. This program design allows students the opportunity to combine required courses with a broad selection of university-wide electives to create an academic pathway that aligns with their own individual interests and passions, culminating in an internship in a public health setting. In addition, the goals of the UTA Public Health program strongly align to the University’s Strategic Plan, having deep connections to each of the four themes.
Earning your Bachelor's degree in Public Health is the foundation you need to pursue public health careers that serve to improve health for all community populations. Public Health professionals work in a wide range of health-related settings including epidemiology research, biostatistics, consumer advocacy, policy consulting, community health education, non-profit advocacy and leadership, healthcare administration, occupational health and safety, emergency management, and local and state public health agencies. A map of some of the career possibilities is available here.
- The BS Public Health degree program is available to students in either on-campus or Accelerated Online (AO) formats. The on-campus format consists of a blend of in-person and fully online classes, while the AO format is fully online. Both formats offer students multiple opportunities across the program to participate in experiential-, service- and team-based learning experiences. These practice-based learning opportunities allow BS Public Health students to have ample opportunity to meet the established criteria for the Maverick Advantage Distinction and to develop competencies and skills throughout the degree program.
- The Accelerated Online (AO) format is 100% online and emphasizes flexibility and ease-of-access. Six start dates a year provide unique access for working professionals, and allows you to concentrate on one, or a few, courses at a time. A student who can commit to the independent learning style required for the AO format may prefer this learning environment. AO allows you to connect to your own local resources and communities. AO is learning where you are!
Basic admission requirements* must be met before a student can be accepted. Prospective students must apply to the university through the Office of Admissions, pay the application fee, and submit official transcripts to the UT Arlington’s Admission’s Office. The Admission’s Office is also responsible for calculating the admission GPA. All steps necessary to complete an application (i.e. submitting transcripts, paying fees) must be completed prior to progressing in the application process.
After admission to the University, students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor. Students should review of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation(CONHI) undergraduate program specific requirements. Specific program requirements can be found at Kinesiology < University of Texas Arlington (uta.edu)).
Applicants requesting to change their major should submit the Undergraduate Change of Major Form
* Residents of certain states may not be eligible to enroll in all UTA accelerated online programs. See our state authorizations page for details. Currently enrolled students who reside in ineligible states will need approval to continue uninterrupted in their programs in accordance with applicable state laws. Approval is not guaranteed.
Applicants with transfer coursework from non-regionally accredited institutions are encouraged to submit their courses early to prevent delays in registration. Course materials can be submitted through the Non-Regionally Accredited Transfer Credit Request
See Course List here.
To learn how to navigate your path to graduation, view our Experiential Major Maps.
Students should review and familiarize themselves with the UTA Undergraduate requirements found in the catalog at University Requirements & Policies < University of Texas Arlington (uta.edu).
Undergraduate education requires students to have dedicated time to devote to studying, completing assignments, and other course work. Students are encouraged to consider their work schedules and commitments considering the demands of the program and adjust accordingly. Commitments which compete with undergraduate study may result in suboptimal academic performance and place the student in academic jeopardy.
Study Time Recommendations
In general, for every-one semester credit hour of enrollment a student should allocate 3 hours of study time outside of class. For example, a 3 semester credit hours course, may reasonably require 9 hours of study time, outside of class, plus any time needed to complete internships.
Students are encouraged to evaluate their energy level, familial and personal obligations, and school commitments before starting their degree program.
Students should review the academic calendar prior to enrolling and prepare accordingly.
E-tutoring is available for all undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit Online Tutoring - Division of Student Success - The University of Texas at Arlington (uta.edu) for more information.
Top Five Tips from Students to be Successful
- You must manage your time well, stay organized, and use a calendar.
- Limit the number of hours you work to 16 per week. This will allow you to complete the assignments and really learn the information.
- Study EVERY day. Plan to study a minimum of 20-30 minutes EACH day for EACH course. Daily studying will help you retain the information.
- Use the resources available to you. This includes faculty, peer mentors, academic advisors, family, and friends. They can support and encourage you.
- And, to be successful, stay positive, take care of yourself, and believe in yourself!
Test Taking Skills
To be the most successful on college level exams, you must know the material and understand how to apply the information on a test. Good test taking strategies DO NOT replace knowledge, but they can enhance your ability to do well on tests when you are well informed.