Program Overview

The online BS in Applied Science / Public Health degree program is designed to prepare students for careers as Certified Health Education Specialists and/or to take the sanitarian exam. Coursework covers topics in epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, environmental health, and behavioral science/health education. Students may choose one of two tracks to customize their education:

  • Environmental Health & Safety 
  • Health Education / Health Promotion 

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission


    This degree program requires 127 credits for completion. 

    • Minimum GPA of 2.0
    • Official high school transcript
    • Official copy of SAT or ACT exam results, if applicable (not required if applicant has been out of school more than 2 years prior to enrollment) 
    • Copy of General Education Development (GED) test results, if applicable
    • Proof of passing all sections of the Ohio Graduation Test (OGT) - Ohio residents only

    School Overview

    Youngstown State University offers online programs in web-based, hybrid, and video conferencing formats. Studies range from health care and nursing to engineering and criminal justice. 

    Curriculum is based on the:

    • Best Practices for Online Education
    • National Education Technology Standards
    • Quality Matters Rubric

    Distance education at Youngstown affords adult students the necessary flexibility and also allows them to share professional and life experiences with each other, enhancing the distance learning classroom.


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