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Undergraduate Program

A Bachelor’s degree in Health Studies positions students for careers in health education, physical fitness, elder care, health policy or medicine.

B.A./B.S. Health Studies

The OHSU-PSU School of Public Health’s multi-disciplinary social science programs provide students with the opportunity to customize a focus of study and to create a trajectory toward careers of interest in the health field. Located in Portland State University’s College of Urban and Public Affairs, the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health benefits greatly from our unique location in the heart of the very livable, walkable, bike-friendly, nature-friendly, downtown core of Portland, Oregon.

The undergraduate degrees offered through the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health are a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Health Studies. We also offer two undergraduate minors: Community Health and Aging Services.

In addition to meeting the general University degree requirements, students earning a B.A./B.S. degree in Health Studies must successfully complete the following requirements:

Career Opportunities

With an undergraduate degree in Health Studies, students graduate ready to join the workforce in their chosen health-related career or to continue their education in medicine, dentistry, physical therapy, or occupational therapy. Each Health Studies concentration is designed for students’ success and employability after graduation.


Learn more about the Undergraduate Admissions process.

Declare your major in Health Studies.

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