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Pursue an essential career and improve your community’s health and well-being with Boise State University’s online Bachelor of Arts in Public Health. This innovative and comprehensive degree seamlessly integrates four certificates to showcase your specialized knowledge and expertise. Gain real-world education, holistic health understanding and effective communication and leadership skills through our fully online, flexible degree.

This program is:

  • Seamless: Earn a bachelor’s degree and four certificates without needing to enroll in additional credits.
  • Holistic: Analyze the impact of biological, behavioral and socio-economic factors on human health.
  • Community-Centric: Promote wellness, encourage healthy behaviors and advocate for social change.
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Boise State Accreditation

Boise State University is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU). 

Among The Top In The Nation

U.S. News and World Report has ranked Boise State Online’s bachelor’s programs in the top 8% in the country.

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Public Health Program Highlights

Boise State’s online Bachelor of Arts in Public Health seamlessly integrates four certificates — foundations of public health practice, health and human behavior, evidence-based public health and community-driven health solutions — into the curriculum, providing you with a multifaceted skill set that is both specialized and adaptable.

As a student, you'll dive into fully online and asynchronous courses, tailored for adult learners who are committed to keeping their skills relevant while balancing other commitments. The program's low-cost per-credit rate ensures that you can access quality education without breaking the bank, making your academic and professional investment truly valuable. Enrollment goes beyond earning a degree; it's about gaining a holistic understanding of public health challenges, from the intricacies of health disparities to effective communication and leadership strategies.

Public Health Program Certificates

Earn four certificates as part of your bachelor's degree journey without the need for additional classes. For those not pursuing a bachelor's degree, individual enrollment options are also available to earn each certificate independently.

Certificate in Community-Driven Health Solutions

Learn skills in community assessment, health communication theories and collaborative strategies for social change, empowering you to make a meaningful impact in improving community health.

Certificate in Evidence-Based Public Health

Learn how to apply skills for evidence-based decision-making and effective public health action with an emphasis on coalition development and community-based prevention.

Certificate in Foundations of Public Health Practice

Gain insights into protecting human health, navigating policy and legal challenges, designing interventions and addressing evolving health threats.

Certificate in Health and Human Behavior

Explore general concepts related to the human body, determinants of health and evidence-based health interventions, preparing you to analyze health threats with real-time strategies.

Certificate in Public Health

Tackle community health challenges by gaining skills to foster healthier communities, address disparities and enhance global health. This certificate is only offered independently and is not built into the Bachelor of Arts in Public Health curriculum.

Upcoming Application Deadlines


Classes start in August


Classes start in January

Student Success Stories

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Health comes with a strong team of academic coaches, advisors and faculty to guide you on your educational journey and help you succeed while in school and after graduation. Hear what graduates have to say about the program.

“As a first-generation student, higher education has definitely transformed me. My worldview has expanded due to the knowledge, skills and perspectives I would not have been exposed to had I not continued my education.”

- Adilene Ambriz, BAPH Graduate

“College gave me a level of stability that I’ve never had. My degree and career are going to be what put my husband through college. It also means I’ve likely created a path for our son to go to college.”

- Meghan Howk, BAPH Graduate

"There are so many ways that you can use this degree. You just have to find something that you're passionate about and pursue that, whether it's being a firefighter, a first responder or working in a hospital."

- Ashley Rosenbaum, BAPH Graduate

Contact Us

Didn't find what you were looking for? Contact our enrollment and student success team for support by emailing us at, calling (208) 426-5921 or texting (208) 408-3812.


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