Bachelor of Science Applied Science Public Health (2 + 2)
The Public Health major offers the Bachelor of Science in Applied Science (B.S.A.S.) degree. The public health program integrates classroom and experiential learning in many courses. Public health graduates are employed in public health agencies, non-profit organizations, hospitals, other health and care settings, and governmental agencies.
There are five standard areas in public health training that enable students to perform the essential services of public health. These are epidemiology, biostatistics, health services administration, environmental health and behavioral science/health education. The YSU bachelor’s degree curriculum in public health addresses each of the five core areas through multiple courses. This curriculum enables mastery at the bachelor’s level of the nationally recognized Public Health Core Competencies and requires an internship tailored to the area of public health interests of each student. This contemporary major also includes two three semester hour courses in bioterrorism, mass causality and crisis management in public health. Most of the professional courses for the degree can be completed through a combination of interactive videoconferencing and online distance learning options.
The B.S.A.S. in public health can prepare the student to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). CHES assess individual and community health needs; plan and implement effective health education and health promotion programs; coordinate and manage the provision of health education and promotion services; effectively communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources; and conduct program evaluation.
Parallel LCCC Program
Program Curriculum (2023-2024 pathway forthcoming)
- The admission application can be submitted as early as a student starts their last term/semester at Lorain. For example, if you plan to apply to start at YSU for the fall semester, please apply no earlier than the beginning of the spring semester before that fall start.
- Credit from any regionally accredited college or university will be accepted and applied to either general education, major coursework, or elective credits.
- Credits from a non-regionally accredited institution may be accepted case-by-case and must be reviewed through the same process as those from a regionally accredited institution. All credits considered must be a minimum of 1 credit and cannot be developmental. Additional information can be found online here.
- Be in good standing at the previously attended school with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Students recently dismissed, suspended, or expelled must sit out one semester before being considered at YSU, excluding summer.
- Students must have a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average from all colleges and universities. Any student below a GPA of 2.0 may be considered for conditional admission, but that is determined on a case-by-case basis, and a personal statement may be required to be submitted.
- A high school diploma would be required unless the associate degree is earned before a student starts at YSU.
- Review the application deadlines
- Complete an online application.
- Note: When selecting your degree, make sure the campus linked to the degree is LCCC/or Lorain.
- Submit the $45 nonrefundable application fee. If you are Pell eligible and need assistance with the application fee, apply for the NACAC Transfer Application Fee Waiver. The form is downloadable within the link.
- Request all colleges and universities you have attended to send official transcripts directly to YSU.
- Once your materials are in, check your email for an admission decision.
- Schedule an advising appointment with your assigned YSU advisor to get registered for classes.
- Admitted transfer students are “highly encouraged” to complete the Transfer Student Orientation. Students can sign up for the online Transfer Student Orientation by logging into the Penguin Portal. Once a student logs into the Penguin Portal, they will see the Orientation heading that they can click to either sign up for the “in person” or the completely online version.
Submit all college-level transcripts to:
Youngstown State University
Attn: Office of Admissions
One University Plaza
Youngstown, OH 44555
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Health and Human Services
If you would like an unofficial evaluation of transfer credit, email your unofficial transcripts from all institutions to HHS Distance. Learn how to obtain your unofficial transcript using MyCampus. If you would like for the UP office to pull your unofficial LCCC transcript for you, complete and return the FERPA release form.
Lauren Iagulli, Lecturer
See the Youngstown State University Academic Calendar for important academic dates and deadlines.