Public Health


The Lake Washington Institute of Technology Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health degree is designed for students who are passionate about health and wellness issues, such as childhood obesity, hypertension, healthcare disparities, infectious disease epidemics, the environment and health, and workplace safety, just to name a few. Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health (BASPH) or Certificate of Completion programs will be able to impact lives of communities and entire populations by researching and advocating for the health and protection of others. A career in Public Health is in high-demand in the Seattle area, the state of Washington, and around the world.

Our Classes Fit Your Schedule

LWTech’s Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health degree and Certificates of Completion in Community Health and Epidemiology feature a popular hybrid/evening format designed for working students. A combination of nighttime-hybrid and online classes, our program is designed to accommodate your busy schedule, with evening classes typically starting at 6 p.m. at our Kirkland campus twice a week, while the rest of the coursework may be completed online.

Can’t make it to campus for one of our evening hybrid classes? The program now offers the option for students to be able to take the entire program online! Each quarter students may determine if they wish to take all of their classes in an online format or attend the in-person hybrid courses on campus. We encourage that students attend at least one evening hybrid course, if they are able, so they will be able to get the most out of interacting with fellow cohort members.

Degree Program Tracks & Certificates

LWTech students in their junior year will take a shared core public health curriculum, including public health theory, science, analytical methods, and leadership. Students are also introduced to the principles of epidemiology and community health to help them decide which specialization track they will take their senior year at LWTech. These senior year advanced level classes will prepare Public Health students for careers in local and global public health field. 

For students holding a bachelor’s degree seeking additional training in Public Health, LWTech also offers Certificates of Completion in Community Health or Epidemiology. Our certificates offer eligible students the opportunity to take the senior level specialized courses in order to gain additional applied experiences in the specific area of study.

Program Tracks 

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Applied Science in Public Health are selected on a competitive basis. This program has application and qualification requirements with an application deadline unique to the program. Program information sessions and specialized advising are available before applying to this program.

Applied Bachelor's Degrees


Information Sessions

These helpful sessions present an overview of the Public Health program and explain the admission process. Attendance is highly recommended for all applicants.

Academic Advising

Visit the Academic Advising page for more information.  Or call (425) 739-8300 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.  

Next Steps: Continuing Your Education

A successful career in Public Health, sometimes requires further education. Many of LWTech's students pursue clinical degrees, such as Physician’s Assistant, Medical Doctorate, Nurse Practitioner programs, Master's in Nursing, etc. Others pursue master's or doctoral degrees in more related professions in the Public Health industry, such as Master's in Public Health, Master's in Health Administration, Master's in Health Informatics, Master of Science in Allied Health, etc. There are numerous universities that offer the appropriate degrees. For an inclusive list of schools and programs, check out SOPHAS, a centralized application services for schools and programs of public health.

Pursuing a Master's Degree

Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) offers a Master of Science in Allied health, Administrative Track, aligns with LWTech's Bachelor's of Applied Science in Public Health to allow graduates to continue their education. The articulation agreement between LWTech and OIT provides a path for graduates to transfer of up to nine equivalent credits for students who complete their BASPH at LWTech. 

LWTech Applied Bachelor's Courses Quarter Units OIT Graduate Courses Quarter Units
MATH 351, Biostatistics 3 STAT 505, Biostatistics I 3
PHIL 301, Public Health Ethics ALH 545, Legal and ethical Issues in Allied Health 3
Total LWTech Degree Credits 6 Total OIT Degree Credits 6

Students are encouraged to contact and meet with Program Advisors for help with career and education planning.

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