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) 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 Microsoft Teams 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 Microsoft Teams; those that have an in-person option will also have a remote option.

Additional Public Health Program 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.

Public Health BAS Prerequisites

  1. Entry into the Public Health program requires completion of the general online application, as well as the application to the BAS in Public Health.
    • If you have not already taken classes at Lake Washington Institute of Technology, you must fill out the online online 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Completion of at least 30 credits of College-level Academic Core courses with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA (previously listed as 2.5) in each class as follows:

    • Communication Skills [Including ENGL& 101 English Composition I or equivalent and a second Communications (CMST) class or equivalent] - 10 credits
    • Introduction to Statistics (MATH& 146 or equivalent) - 5 credits
    • Social Sciences - 10 credits
    • Natural/Physical Sciences – BIOL& 175 or BIOL& 242

Public Health BAS Application

Application Fee

$50 non-refundable

Additional Application Information

Application Preview

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.

Public Health BAS Application

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Public Health 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

  • January 24, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
  • February 28, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
  • March 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m.
  • April 20, 2023, 6:30 p.m.
  • May 11, 2023, 6:30 p.m.

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Academic Advising

For Academic Advising for the Public Health program, please email Mony Loeum.

To schedule an appointment with Mony, please email or call (425) 739-8300. 

The total estimated cost for Washington State residents to complete the 90 total credits needed to complete the Public Health Program is $16,387. This estimate does not include any costs to complete the prerequisites for the program. For more information, please visit the Estimated Program Cost page. 

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Explore Careers and Paths in Public Health

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

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

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