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BA & BS Public Health

Shorelight - University of South Carolina, United States

ba-bs-public-health

Next enrollment cycle

May 2023

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First Year Course Fee

USD 36,414

Course Accredited By

SACSCOC

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
With a degree in public health, you can join the effort to protect the environment, prevent the spread of disease, enhance health and well-being at home and abroad, and affect change in policy and law that ensures the rights of all citizens to a healthy world.
  • The Arnold School of Public Health offers both a bachelor of arts and a bachelor of science with a major in public health. Both degrees provide you with a strong foundation for careers in public health or other graduate programs. The B.S. program offers a broad-based natural-science curriculum that is valuable for students interested in graduate study in natural and environmental public health or students who want to enter medical school.

Enrollment Cycles

  • May 2023
  • July 2023
  • October 2023
  • December 2023

KENYA

  • Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B/9
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements

Certificate 

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

Uganda

  • Certificate of Education or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination
  • Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate Bus null B3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

TANZANIA

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate Bus null C/3
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

UNITED KINGDOM

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate Bus null GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE

English Requirements

Certificate IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

BTEC

  • (BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

GCSE/IGCSE/GCE O-LEVEL

  • Five (5) college preparatory subjects passed. Students must meet the minimum age requirement of the university. Internal HS transcripts are not required. Proof of graduation is the IGCSE and/or GCE certificates. A Double Awards is awarded two units, so it would count as two subjects.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms D or 4
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms C or 5
  • 5 college preparatory subjects passed; Students must also show transcripts demonstrating a minimum of eleven years of education and meet the minimum age requirement of the program
    Undergraduate Bus null B

English Requirements

Certificate

IELTS

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 (No section below 5.0)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5.0 (no section below 4.5)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 - 3.5
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5

TOEFL

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 – 59
  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 (no section below 14)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 (no section below 12)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 0 – 39
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 – 49
  • ID (2 Terms) 77

Duolingo

  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 75
  • AAP (2 Terms) 95
  • EAP (3 Terms) 85
  • Academic English (3 Terms) below 65
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 65
  • ID (2 Terms) 115

Typical courses for the major in public health include:

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Elementary Statistics for the Biological and Life Sciences
  • Principles of Epidemiology
  • Environmental Pollution and Health
  • Personal and Community Health
  • Psychology of Physical Activity
  • Introduction to Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
  • Health Problems in a Changing Society
  • Community Health Problems
  • Introduction to Health Care Management and Organization
  • Typical cost for two semesters $53,882 
  • Tuition $36,414 
  • Housing $11,818 
  • Dining $3,650 
  • Other $2,000

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