Population Health students will develop integrated knowledge and skills to promote health improvement within populations through the creation of public health practices and interventions focused on the reduction of disparities in both local and global environments. The program focuses on developing and investigating innovative solutions to health concerns from a behavioral, societal, biological, and organizational perspective. Students choose areas of concentration through the selection of elective courses in areas of global or sociobehavioral health.

• Graduates will be prepared to play a vital role in creating healthier communities, advancing environmental health, reducing health disparities, and improving global health
• Baptist College offers the only Bachelor’s Degree in a public health field in the Mid-South
• Baptist College students are qualified to take the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) examination
• All students are required to complete an internship which will provide them with population health and/or health education experience
• Job growth for Population Health graduates exceeds the national averages, with varied opportunities locally, nationally, and internationally

Graduates will be prepared for jobs in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nonprofit organizations, government, doctors’ offices, private businesses, and colleges/universities. 

Graduates will be prepared for jobs in a variety of fields, including:

  • Epidemiology
  • Health education
  • Community advocacy
  • Public health 
  • Health promotions
  • Health administration


  • Enrollment begins Fall 2018
  • Admission requirements are the same as for the College Admission (2.7 overall GPA for transfers)
  • Curriculum is in development but will consist of 120 credit hours
    • Students will choose major electives in one of two areas of concentration:
      • Global Health
      • Sociobehavioral Health
  • An internship/capstone experience is a requirement (and is included in the 120 credit hours)
  • Students will have the opportunity to earn a certification as a “Certified Health Education Specialist” from the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • A major in Population Health will allow you to study the patterns of health and disease in society and to consider what we can do to improve the health of the community.