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.
Dr. Ludmilla F. Wikkeling Scott
BSPH Program Director
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
APPLYING TO THE BSPH PROGRAM
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
Applicants must NOT have a grade III in all areas.
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
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 six (6) months from the time of application
Copy of Valid Passport Bio Data Page or Government issued photo ID
TOEFL/IELTS Score, only if applicable
READY TO APPLY?
Submit your online application form today!
There are 3 admission intakes per year: September (Fall), January (Winter), May (Spring).
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR:
Internal ASU SVG Transfer Students – January 2021
New Freshman and External Transfers – May & 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.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the Bachelor of Science in Public Health program.
Dr. Ludmilla F. Wikkeling Scott
Dr. Ama Saran
Assistant Registrar – Admissions
Ms. Raida Toma