Undergraduate Degree Program

BA IN PUBLIC HEALTH ADMISSIONS PROCESS

The Bachelor of Arts in Public Health is a junior entry program in which students acquire an array of skills that can be applied to many forms of inquiry, analysis, scientific and moral reasoning, and practice. Students interested in pursuing the BA in Public Health complete 60 hours of prerequisite course work at UIC or another college or university and then if admitted to the program, an additional 60 hours of major course work. Admission to the program is selective and completion of the prerequisite course work does not guarantee admission.

Current UIC students or transfer students from other institutions who will have completed all of the prerequisite course work prior to their desired term of admission may apply directly to the Public Health major in the School of Public Health.  As the major course work sequence begins only in the fall semester, students typically apply in the spring semester of their sophomore year for admission the following fall semester.

Transfer students from other institutions who will not have completed all of the prerequisite course work prior to their desired term of admission may apply to the Public Health—Undecided program in the School of Public Health. If admitted, students must then successfully complete the remaining prerequisites prior to entering the full major and beginning the major course work.

For a broad overview of the admissions process, please review the information below or download our Application Checklist.

ADMISSIONS OVERVIEW

(1) Admission to the BA in Public Health is competitive and dependent on the availability of space.

(2) For fullest consideration, applicants must demonstrate evidence of successful completion or pending completion before matriculation of the 60 semester hours of general education prerequisite course work outlined on the Prerequisite Self-Evaluation Form below. This course work reflects the completion of PUBH 100, PUBH 110, and PUBH 120 or equivalent courses* with grades of B or better in each.

(3) For fullest consideration, a cumulative GPA of 2.75/4.00 or higher (UIC GPA and UIC + Transfer Credit GPA) is recommended but does not guarantee admission.

(4) As the BA in Public Health is a junior entry program, first-year students may apply for admission to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where they can then complete the prerequisite course work prior to applying for admission to the School of Public Health.

(5) Current UIC students or transfer students from other institutions who will have completed all of the prerequisite course work prior to their desired term of admission may apply directly to the Public Health major in the School of Public Health. Note: The program will consider applicants to the major who have not yet completed PUBH 110: Public Health and Global Societies or their full foreign language sequence who submit a written Request for Prerequisite Exception with their application. Students who are admitted to the major without PUBH 110 completed must enroll in PUBH 110 during their first semester in the School of Public Health and a earn B grade or higher in order to continue in the program.

(6) Transfer students from other institutions who will not have completed all of the prerequisite course work prior to their desired term of admission may apply to the Public Health—Undecided program in the School of Public Health. If admitted, students must then successfully complete the remaining prerequisites prior to entering the full major and beginning the major course work. Please note that completion of degree requirements for the BA in Public Health will still take a minimum of two additional years once beginning the major course work due to course sequencing.

*To determine if a course is an equivalent, the student must submit a course syllabus for review by the Curriculum Committee well in advance of the application deadline.I

 

SPRING 2015 UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER ADMISSION DEADLINES

Note: Only new transfer student applications for Public Health - Undecided are accepted for Spring.

Applicant Type

Deadline to Submit UIC Transfer Application

Deadline to Submit Supplemental Application Materials to Program

Domestic Transfer Applicants

October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

International Transfer Applicants

October 15, 2014

October 15, 2014

Inter-College Transfer Applicants (current UIC students)

Inter-College Transfer Applications are NOT accepted for Spring

Inter-College Transfer Applications are NOT accepted for Spring

 

Fall 2015 UNDERGRADUATE TRANSFER ADMISSION DEADLINES

Note: Applications for both the BA in Public Health and Public Health - Undecided are accepted for Fall.

Applicant Type

Deadline to Submit UIC Transfer Application

Deadline to Submit Supplemental Application Materials to Program

Domestic Transfer Applicants

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

International Transfer Applicants

March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

Inter-College Transfer Applicants (current UIC students)

Current UIC students do NOT submit the UIC Transfer Application

March 31, 2015

 

APPLICATION CHECKLIST

 

Current UIC students must submit:

SPH Undergraduate Admissions Committee
1603 West Taylor Street, Room 1113 (MC 923)
Chicago, IL 60612-4394

UIC Office of Admissions and Records (MC 018)
Box 5220
Chicago, IL 60680-5220


Students applying from other colleges or universities must submit:

UIC Office of Admissions and Records (MC 018)
Box 5220
Chicago, IL 60680-5220

       The required supplemental application materials include the following:

Please note that applicants who are unable to upload documents into the online application system may also submit supplemental application materials directly to the program at:

SPH Undergraduate Admissions Committee
1603 West Taylor Street, Room 1113 (MC 923)
Chicago, IL 60612-4394

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