A healthy community means a brighter future. You can take part in this initiative by earning your bachelor's degree in public health at A&M-Commerce. Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play. Our award-winning faculty are passionate about equipping you with the tools needed for success. In this program, you will analyze disease trends, learn proper prevention methods and many more life-saving skills. Students will have the opportunity to graduate prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam.

Where It Is Offered Commerce
Duration 4 years
Foreign Language No foreign language credits required
Delivery Face-To-Face
Total Credit Hours 120 hours
Thesis Requirements No thesis required


What You Will Learn

A degree in public health will offer you the opportunity to:

  • Qualify for leadership roles in public and private organizations
  • Demonstrate analytical skills
  • Apply knowledge to research settings
  • Pursue a variety of careers within the health field
  • Graduate fully prepared for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) exam
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Faculty Spotlight


Develop your skills by earning your bachelor's degree in public health. Our program opens many opportunities within the community.

Career Possibilities and Current Median Salaries

Community Health Educator
Medical and Health Services Manager

Data from the US DOL Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2018

Internship opportunities

Internship experience provides a solid foundation for career success. Public health students are required to complete an internship during their senior year. Internships give students practical work experience with health promotion companies or organizations.

Featured Courses

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Course Delivery and Resources

Designed for full-time students and working professionals, our flexible program offers in-person courses at the Commerce location.

Student Organizations

Phi Pi Delta, the organization for health and human performance majors, provides many advantages for its members.

Benefits of joining Phi Pi Delta:

  • Meet new people who share common interests
  • Network with key people in your field of study
  • Receive financial assistance for attending professional conventions
  • Enjoy social involvement with faculty and other students
    (ex. school activities, homecoming, Texas Rangers games and much more)
  • Gain valuable experience that will help your professional career
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Undergraduate Program Costs

Program Costs

Tuition and fees for undergraduate students taking 12 credit hours are $4,212 for Texas residents and $9,108 for non-residents.

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