The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Science at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) consists of 120 credit hours, of which 60 are completed at USG and 60 are transferred from either a community college or another accredited 4-year institution.  All undergraduate coursework at USG begins at the junior level.

To be admitted to the Public Health Science program at USG, students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better for all college level work and earned a C- or better in all 100- and 200-level Public Health Science pre-requisite requirements. It is recommended that students earn an Associate of Arts or Associate of Science degree or have completed all General Education requirements.

The remaining 60 credits can be completed in 4 full-time semesters or on a part-time basis with classes offered Monday through Thursday and some evening classes. There is a recommended sequence for completing the Public Health Science bachelor’s degree that considers a student’s year in the program in course scheduling.

Students transferring from another institution should view the Transfer Course Evaluation Database to evaluate their prerequisite credits.