Public Health Advising

Public health professionals "protect individuals, families and communities from serious health threats" and strive to improve society's quality of life. Graduates of the Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Public Health will possess knowledge and skills necessary to preventing disease, prolonging life and promoting health through the organized efforts of society.

Process to Declare this Major

Students must meet specific prerequisite requirements before they are eligible to officially declare the major. Students are Intended Majors until they meet program prerequisite requirements. Students who have met the requirements to declare a major will be referred to the program by their assigned academic advisor. 


Undergraduate Advising Links


Find the catalog overview of this bachelor's degree.

Curriculum Requirements

The ODU catalog is the official source of requirements.

Degree Program Guide

Find the recommended course list to complete your degree.

Public Health Student Association

The Public Health Student Association (PHSA) enables students to discuss health issues with faculty, peers, community leaders and public health professionals.