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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) program 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 feature an evening format designed for working students. A combination of nighttime-Zoom 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. Some in-person meetings may occur, however during LWTech's remote operations, most of the classes will be held over Zoom; those that have an in-person option will also have a remote option.

Additional Public Health Program Information

General Admission Information

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.

Prerequisites

If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online admissions application to receive a Student ID number and an LWTech issued email address. You will not be able to fill out the BAS application without completing this step.

Associate degree with a minimum cumulative GPA across all college coursework of 2.5. Completion of at least thirty (30) credits of college-level academic core courses with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA in each required class. More information is available in the College Catalog. 

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.

Information Session Dates

  • TBD

Additional Application Information

Application Deadlines & Submission

Admission Deadline
  • Priority Deadline: May 20, 2022
  • Rolling Admission: August 26, 2022
Financial Aid Priority Deadline

March, 2022

Entry Date

Next Entry: Fall Quarter 2022

Application Fee

$50 non-refundable

Public Health BAS Application

To apply for the BAS degree, you must create a Self Service Center account. You may preview the BAS application by downloading a PDF of the first page.

Academic Advising

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

Class Schedule

Lake Washington Institute of Technology does not offer every course each quarter. It is the student's responsibility to consult the Class Schedule and work out an individual schedule with an advisor or counselor. Any developmental coursework a student might be required to complete may increase the program length.

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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.

 

To learn more about transferring to another college or university, please visit our Transferring from LWTech page.