About The Bachelors In Public Health Program​​

Earn Your BSc Degree and Begin a Career in Health care

This program is ideal for students who want to explore the fundamentals of public health, and, societal, behavioral and, the organizational basis for disease. Students will be able to explore ways to reduce disparities in diverse populations, examine policies, practices and health systems that curb health risks, and work with practitioners and scientists from diverse backgrounds to focus on improving various populations. 

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ABOUT THE BSPH PROGRAM

This program is ideal for students who want to explore the fundamentals of public health, and, societal, behavioral and, the organizational basis for disease. Students will be able to explore ways to reduce disparities in diverse populations, examine policies, practices and health systems that curb health risks, and work with practitioners and scientists from diverse backgrounds to focus on improving various populations.  

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of health workers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Students with a BSPH degree from ASU go on to work in a variety of settings:

  • Local, state & national public health departments
  • National health agencies
  • Health-based nonprofits
  • Community based organizations
  • Clinical and patient education
  • Health advocacy
  • Prevention specialist
  • Research analyst

The BSPH curriculum not only prepares students for a direct entry into the field of public health, it also provides students with a strong core of skills necessary for advanced education in public health or a related field.

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program will be conducted online offering our students flexibility.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The new Bachelor of Science in Public Health with a concentration in Population Health, will cultivate the capacity of learners to work as specialists in a variety of settings such as community health centers, health and wellness agencies, hospitals and educational institutions in urban and rural and of course,  international settings.  Its location in the Caribbean and mix of global learners affords the infrastructure for this perspective and the practices it midwifes. All Saints University like increasingly larger portions of the world community will conduct public health classes online. We deploy this method as an integral part of our mission to engage a diverse learner population to address unprecedented and ongoing health events and crises. Rapid changes in higher education prompt ASUSVG to implement online education as part of its mission to engage a diverse student population in addressing unprecedented health events globally. Online education serves as a major access route to open wide ASU’s windows to the global population, with the ability to reach a new population of students who are not able to attend classes on campus but are in search of educational avenues that will allow them to learn health care in new and innovative ways. ASUSVG will be able to expand its awareness to a broader international audience, expand enrollment, coupled with a unique professional development program for online instruction, even as it affords new revenue streams for sustainability. 

PROGRAM GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The program consists of 7 semesters. Each semester is 4 months in duration. The total program duration is 2 Years and 4 Months.

The Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, distributed as follows:

Semesters 1 to 4

90 Credit Hours

16 General Education courses, also considered “pre-med requirements” for those students who aspire to enter the Medical Doctor Degree Program instead   Includes core courses such as Research Methods and Biostatistics Currently, these are tri-semester courses

Semesters 5 to 7

30 Credit Hours

10 public health courses, 3 credits each Required supporting courses, which can be considered as track courses when alternative tracks are established in the future

PROGRAM DESIGN

APPLYING TO THE BSPH PROGRAM

ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS

New Freshman Applicants

Ideal for: Students who have completed high school / secondary school.

Students are eligible for direct freshman admission if they meet these minimum guidelines:

  • A minimum of five (5) CSEC (CXC) General Proficiency passes(Grades I, II or III) or their equivalent.
  • Compulsory Subjects:
    •  English Language
    • Mathematics
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics

Applicants must NOT have a grade III in all areas.

External Transfer Applicants

Ideal for: Students who have completed undergraduate / university credits

Students who have completed undergraduate credits at another institution are eligible to apply to ASU as a transfer students and will be evaluated by both the Program Director and the ASU Admissions Committee.

Transfer students must have:

  • Completed the following courses with grades of B or higher:
    • English Language
    • Math I – Calculus I
    • Math II – Biostatistics
    • General Biology I and II with labs
    • Physics I & II with labs
    • Psychology or Sociology
Internal Transfer Applicants (Current ASU SVG Student)

Ideal for: Students who completed undergraduate / university courses at ASU SVG.

Students who have completed undergraduate coursework at ASU may be eligible for transfer to the Bachelor of Public Health track.  Eligible students must satisfy the requirements and submit the following supporting documentations: 

  • Completion of semester 1-4 of the Undergraduate/Premedical Program 
  • Undergraduate CGPA of 2.5 of higher 
  • Good financial standing with the institution 
  • Completion of the Application to Public Health Program 
  • Completion of the Undergraduate Plan Change form

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS

All new freshman applicants and external transfer students are required to submit the following documents for admission consideration:

  • Official Academic Transcript
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
    • letters must be issued within the past 12 months (at least one must be from an academic reference). Letters must not be from relatives.

  • Personal Statement
  • Valid Police Clearance from country of residency

    • must be obtained in the past 3 months from the time of application

  • Copy of Valid Passport Bio Data Page or Government issued photo ID

  • TOEFL/IELTS Score, only if applicable

  • Application fee

Ready to Apply?

Submit your online application form today!

ADMISSION TIMELINE

There are 3 admission intakes per year: September (Fall), January (Winter), May (Spring).

CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:

Internal ASU SVG Transfer Students – May 2021
New Freshman and External Transfers – September 2021

Step 1: Application Submission

Submit your application form and supporting documents online.

Step 2: Admissions Committee Review

The Admissions Committee will review your application and supporting documents.

Step 3: Interview Session

Applicants who have satisfied the program’s preliminary admissions criteria will be invited to a phone or video interview with the Program Director and/or Admissions Team/Officer.

Step 4: Communication of Decision

The Admissions Office will communicate the decision of Acceptance or denial after the interview session and once all relevant documents have been received by the Admissions Office.

QUESTIONS?

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program.

Assistant Registrar – Admissions

Ms. Raida Toma admissions@allsaintsu.org