Future BSPH Buckeyes

Admission to The Ohio State University is competitive. All future Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) students must first apply and be admitted to the university. Students must indicate 'Public Health' on the application as your desired major.


Admission Criteria

Prospective First-Year students

New first year students admitted to Ohio State for Public Health are directly admitted to the college as a Public Health Major. 

In this case, students will select a specialization (Public Health Sociology or Environmental Public Health) prior to the start of autumn semester.

Prospective Transfer Students

Students transferring to Ohio State will be directly enrolled in the pre-major once they are admitted to Ohio State. Transfer students are encouraged to apply for the major if they have a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA and a minimum of 15 credits from the college or university in which they last earned transfer credit.

The application for the BSPH major will be open from December 15 to May 15 and can be found here

Current Ohio State Students

If current students are looking to change their major to the BSPH major or you want to learn more about one of the Public Health minors, please call 614-292-8350 or email cph@osu.edu, and we will get back with you as soon as possible.

*Current students looking to change their major must meet with a Public Health advisor after watching this presentation about the Bachelor of Science in Public Health

The application for the BSPH major will be open from December 15 to May 15. If you are currently or recently (within three terms) enrolled, log in to our application system with your Ohio State credentials. (Forgot your username or password? See instructions when you click the link.)

Schedule an Appointment

The advising team is available and happy to set up a video meeting or in-person appointment. Meet with a member of the team to discuss academics, admission requirements, courses of study, internships, CPH scholarships and awards, education abroad opportunities and Honors information, and to answer any other questions you may have. To schedule an appointment, please call the Office of Academic Programs and Student Services at 614-292-8350.