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BA Public Health Studies – Community Health Promotion

In our Public Health Studies – Community Health Promotion concentration at Portland State University, you will learn the societal, community, and individual-level factors that create risk — or promote good health — in populations.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, April, September
Tuition Fee: $29,706 per year
Location: Portland Campus (Portland, United States) / Blended / Online

The OHSU-PSU collaborative School of Public Health is an innovative structure, in which we bring the best of two universities to you. Our design is a product of our innovative spirit and values: we bring that approach to you, working to chart your path into clinical, educational, policy, and direct-service health careers.

In particular, you will build skills to identify and address health disparities across populations, define health problems, and learn to design and implement strategies to promote health in the larger community with the Public Health Studies – Community Health Promotion concentration at Portland State University.


Many of our alumni continue to graduate school earning an MPH in Health Promotion, Epidemiology, Global Health, or Health Management and Policy.Recent graduates have been accepted to the OHSU-PSU School of Public Health, Boston University, Columbia, Oregon State University, University of Washington and other universities around the country.With a bachelor’s degree in Health Studies: Community Health, alumni have found work at the state and county health agencies as well as community-based organizations and facilities, including:

  • Health educator
  • Health promotion specialist
  • Research assistant
  • Emergency disaster preparedness specialist
  • Healthcare specialist

Courses Included

  • Our Community: Our Health
  • Health and Health Systems
  • Communicable Diseases and Chronic Health Problems
  • Epidemiology
  • Gender, Race, Class and Health
  • Public Health Law, Policy, and Ethics
  • Environmental Health
  • Global Health