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PUBLIC HEALTH • EXERCISE AND HEALTH • COMMUNITY HEALTH The public health program prepares students to provide preventive and rehabilitative services in a variety of settings including work sites, health care facilities, community agencies, schools/universities and governmental agencies. Students culminate their degree requirements with a semester-long internship during their final semester. This degree track prepares students for credentialing opportunities such as the Certified Health Education Specialists and certifications offered through the American College of Sports Medicine. OSU-Tulsa students receive hands-on training in the on-site Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma Health and Human Performance Lab.


TRANSFER MAP COURSES INCLUDE • Community Health • Health Behavior Theory • Principles of Epidemiology • Alcohol and Drug Education • Psychosocial Issues in Public Health • Program Design in Public Health

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS • 40 hours must be upper-division. • A 2.75 overall and major GPA are required for graduation with a minimum grade of “C” or “P” in all major and college/departmental requirements. • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU. Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; eight transfer correspondence hours.

HOW MUCH WILL IT COST? OSU is one of the best values in the Big 12 and has lower tuition and fees than many Tulsa-area schools and online-only institutions. Students taking 15 credit hours (full time) will pay approximately $6,621.00 per semester in tuition and fees and an estimated $570 for books and supplies. (Estimates based on 2020-2021 tuition and fee charges. Books and supplies will vary based on classes taken each semester.) OSU-Tulsa offers financial aid, scholarships and tuition waivers, with several dedicated specifically to transfer students. Possible options for Public Health majors include: • OSU-Tulsa Transfer Tuition Waiver Scholarship or • Regents Distinguished Transfer-Waiver Scholarship • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma Health Promotion Endowed Scholarship Contact the OSU-Tulsa Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid at 918-594-8273 or to learn more.

HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE? Use this chart below to see how long it will take you to complete your bachelor’s degree at OSU-Tulsa if you transfer with 60 credit hours from your two-year institution. If you transfer with fewer than 60 credit hours, the number of semesters will increase accordingly. CREDIT HOURS/SEMESTER










You can increase the credit hours you take each semester by taking classes online or in a hybrid format, where classes meet one or two times in person and the rest of the time online.


Your Map to Success

Steps to take on your way to earning your OSU degree in Tulsa: FRESHMAN YEAR @ TWO-YEAR SCHOOL


Meet with your academic advisor.

Complete admissions application to OSU.

Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor.

Meet with your academic advisor.

Connect with OSU-Tulsa representatives and advisors through the TCC Transfer Center or schedule an in-person or virtual appointment with the OSU-Tulsa Advising Center. Follow OSU-Tulsa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to keep up on events and activities.

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Meet with an OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to discuss how the credits you’re taking will transfer. Connect with faculty at OSU-Tulsa to learn more about the program and introduce yourself. Your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor can help with this. Submit your FAFSA with school code 003170 along with your OSU application to be considered for scholarships and financial aid. Attend Transfer Day in the spring or fall to finalize your transfer to OSU-Tulsa.


Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to choose your classes.

Meet with your OSU-Tulsa academic counselor to make sure you’re on track to graduate.

Network with your peers and build experience for your resume by joining a student organization.

Complete graduation application prior to the beginning of your final semester.

Consider adding a minor to gain additional skills or pursue your unique interests.

Volunteer or complete an internship to gain valuable experience in your field.

Polish your research skills by attending workshops at the OSU-Tulsa Library.

Consider participating in research with faculty.

Research graduate degree and certificate options. Connect with OSU-Tulsa Career Services to explore internship opportunities and discuss your career goals.

Transfer admission requirements: 2.00 GPA for 60+ hours; 2.25 GPA for 24-59 hours; 2.25 GPA plus high school admissions requirements for 7-23 hours.

CAREER PATHS • Health and wellness educator • Community or social service specialist • Community health worker • Occupational therapist • Physical Therapist • Environmental Health Specialist • Employee wellness coordinator


Attend Career Services workshops for job searching, resumes and interviews, then attend the OSU-Tulsa Career Fair. Apply to jobs or graduate programs. Walk in OSU-Tulsa’s Graduation Ceremony.

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS • Patient advocate • Epidemiologist • Intervention Specialist • Program Evaluator • Health Analyst • Nutritionist • Personal trainer • Fitness center manager

• Local health departments • K-12 schools • Colleges and universities • Non-profit organizations • Community health organizations • Corporations • Hospitals and health care facilities • Nursing and residential care

Some of these careers may require extra training or education.

SALARY POTENTIAL In 2019, showed an average salary of $42,274 for this region. - National Job Outlook and Wages

GRADUATE STUDY Graduates often continue their education by pursuing a master’s or doctoral degree or graduate certificate. Related graduate programs available at OSU include: • Public Health (master’s) * • Health Care Administration (master’s) **

• Health and Human Performance (master’s) * • Athletic Training (master’s) **

* Available at OSU Stillwater ** Available at OSU Center for Health Sciences in Tulsa


OSU-TULSA PROSPECTIVE STUDENT SERVICES 918-594-8355 | | Interested in pursuing this program at OSU in Stillwater? We can put you in touch with a transfer admissions counselor.


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