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.

Learn how public health science is the right fit for you.

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The certificate consists of 12 credit hours, including one required course — Introduction to Public Health — and three additional courses chosen from the areas of epidemiology, communication, global health, environmental health, community development, and program planning.

Credits earned as part of this certificate can also be applied to the Bachelor of Science (BS) in health management.

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.