CSU students majoring in environmental health have the opportunity to complete their BS and Master of Public Health degree in just 5 years! The impact that the environment has on the public’s health cannot be underestimated. From climate change and natural disasters, to the spread of disease between animals and humans. Whether you have a desire to educate the public about being better environmental stewards, or you want to investigate diseases and deaths that stem from environmental influences, a degree in public health can set you up to make a difference in the world.

MPH courses taken as a BS student (maximum of 11 credits)How MPH courses apply to BS degree (maximum of 11 credits)
PBHL 560: Quantitative Methods in Public Health (3 cr.)STAT 307: Introduction to Biostatistics (3 cr.)
PBHL 570: Epidemiology (3 cr.)ERHS 332: Principles of Epidemiology (3 cr.)
PBHL 516: Public Health Foundations (2 cr.)EH elective
Approved MPH Elective (3 cr.)EH elective


Students will apply in their sophomore or junior year, when they have at least one full academic year left before they will graduate. Eligible students should also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.30.


There is one application cycle per year with a February 1 application submission due date. Students apply online to the Colorado School of Public Health through a system called SOPHAS. There are more details about the application process on the BS/MPH web page. You will need to select your CSU MPH concentration of interest at the time that you apply, but this can be changed later as you get closer to finishing your BS degree and enter the MPH program. You can read about the different concentrations on our website.


If you are interested in learning more about the BS/MPH program you can email Kendra Bigsby, Assistant Director, at kendra.bigsby@colostate.edu. She can address any questions that you have or you can arrange a time to meet with her. You can also check our BS/MPH program web page for information session dates and register to attend an upcoming session.