fb Details: Public Health Science, Undergraduate Certificate

Undergraduate CertificatePublic Health Science

An undergraduate certificate in public health science (UGC-PHS) allows students and working professionals to expand their knowledge in the fundamental concepts of public health. The certificate prepares students for navigating the healthcare system, the importance of environmental health and knowing how public health policies impact our world.

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Students who complete this 12-hour undergraduate certificate and wish to complete the Bachelor of Science (BS) in health management have earned 12 of the required 51 credit hours, or the equivalent of one full-time semester of coursework. The certificate may be completed entirely online through a specific selection of courses. Students can pursue the certificate concurrently with degree programs such as anthropology, biology, business management, general business, premed, social work and clinical disciplines in the College of Health Professions.

How to enroll

To add this certificate to your plan of study:

  • Log into the myWSU portal, find the Student Tools box (center of the page) and click on "Change my Major/Minor."
  • Click continue (this will show your current major and minor).
  • Click continue, then click "Add a certificate" and choose your certificate program. Click continue and submit request.