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Bachelor of Science in
Biobehavioral Health

Program Summary

Study the science behind health as you learn how biology, behavior, social-cultural influences, and environmental factors influence health throughout life. This program includes courses in biology, epidemiology, physiology, nutrition, genetics, and statistics.
How To Apply
Apply by March 15 to start May 15

How To Apply 

Costs and Financial Aid

120 Credits $620/$664 per credit

Costs and Financial Aid 

Online Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health

As attention increasingly turns toward the quality of human health across the globe, the demand will grow for health science professionals trained to influence this discipline. Designed to integrate biological, behavioral, psychological, socio-cultural, and environmental approaches to the study of the science behind health, a bachelor's degree in biobehavioral health (BBH) can help prepare you to address and solve the problems of human health and illness.

Distinction of an Online Degree in Biobehavioral Health from Penn State

With the innovative nature of Penn State's online Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health degree program that focuses on the complex factors influencing health across the lifespan, you will have the opportunity to learn from an interdisciplinary team of world-class scientists who contribute to making this a unique health science degree that you can't earn just anywhere.

As a complement to the challenging, but rewarding, health studies curriculum, the online courses in our program provide you with the flexibility and convenience to study around your schedule. You can skip the lengthy commute without sacrificing the quality of your education — and prepare yourself for more challenging career opportunities without leaving the comfort of your home.

Biobehavioral Health Video

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Your Online Health Science Courses in the BBH Degree

The courses in the online degree in biobehavioral health, taught by engaged, global faculty that range from geneticists to community health professionals, will cover topics in biobehavioral health, biology, epidemiology, physiology, nutrition, genetics, and statistics.

The breadth of your health studies in the BBH degree program can help to prepare you for a multitude of health science careers, including roles as health promotion professionals, research assistants, laboratory managers, and biomedical product representatives and in technical support positions in biomedical and health-related fields. This major can also provide excellent preparation for advanced study in natural and social science disciplines and related professional areas such as epidemiology, public health, environmental health and safety, and human services.

Important note: The online Bachelor of Science in Biobehavioral Health is not meant to provide adequate preparation for postgraduate medical training (for example: medical school, physician assistant programs, etc.) and likely will not satisfy the admission requirements for such programs. If you plan to pursue postgraduate work in one of these fields, please consult with your adviser as to how you might best prepare to meet the necessary requirements.

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