Choosing a Degree: BS or BA?

Which program should you pick? BSPH or BAPH? The good news is you have time during your first two years to explore your options for your future before making a choice. Both degree options require students to complete 120 credit hours, maintain an overall Grade Point Average of a 2.0, and meet specific course requirements based on their selected program.  

The emphasis of training for the BSPH is public health sciences; and for the BAPH, liberal studies in public health. Both degrees, in addition, prepare students for further professional or graduate education in public health, medicine, dentistry, nursing, urban planning, and other disciplines.  Each degree offers flexibility and our program advisers are ready to help you review and select your best option.


UofL Cardinal Core Requirements

31 hours

Public Health Core Requirements 

42 hours
Programmatic Courses/Electives47 hours
Total Credit Hours



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Available Minors:
Minor in Public Health  (BSPH/BAPH students not eligible)

Minor in Public Health Nutrition

Minor in Applied Statistics and Data Science

Minor in Healthcare Management

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