About The Bachelors In Public Health Program​​

Earn Your BSc Degree And Begin A Career In Health Care

This program is ideal for students who want to explore the fundamentals of public health, and, societal, behavioral and, the organizational basis for disease. Students will be able to explore ways to reduce disparities in diverse populations, examine policies, practices and health systems that curb health risks, and work with practitioners and scientists from diverse backgrounds to focus on improving various populations. 

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The BSPH curriculum not only prepares students for a direct entry into the field of public health, it also provides students with a strong core of skills necessary for advanced education in public health or a related field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that employment of health workers is projected to grow 21% from 2012 to 2022, faster than the average for all occupations. Students with a BSPH degree from RGU go on to work in a variety of settings:

  • Local, state & national public health departments
  • National health agencies
  • Health-based nonprofits
  • Community based organizations
  • Clinical and patient education
  • Health advocacy
  • Prevention specialist
  • Research analyst

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program will be conducted online offering our students flexibility.

Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Public Health program at Richmond Gabriel University is designed with an interdisciplinary approach to promote an understanding of health and diseases based on public health principles. Our students are taught by experts in the field of Public Health who guide them to understand the integration of how biological, psychological, social, legal, and environmental factors are integrated and interact to address public health issues and influence changes in associated policies. Our program provides a sturdy foundation for our graduates to comfortably enter the workforce confidently and be prepared to tackle the challenges of the public health sector.

The Public Health program focuses on cores areas that are pertinent to public health including nutrition, environmental health sciences, epidemiology and community health, anatomy and physiology, social and behavioral sciences, program planning and health promotions. Graduates can expect to apply their knowledge in both private and public sectors in a variety of fields such as medicine, public health, research, education, public policy, non-governmental organizations and governmental ministries and departments etc.

Message From The Program Director

Dr. Chukwuemeka Anyamele

Program Director

Welcome to the Richmond Gabriel University Bachelor of Science in Public Health Program! We are thrilled that you are considering a career in this fascinating and rewarding field. The mission of our program is to increase the number of medical and allied health workers trained in public health education and Community Health Outreach in order to increase the number of professionals who are aware, certified and participating in community health care. 

Our goal is to increase education and prevention strategies to improve the overall health among vulnerable communities and reduce the factors that lead to their poor health status. To that end the curriculum will focus on the understanding, knowledge and truth of public health concepts, to improve reasoning skills. Students practicing these skills will undergo continual critical reflection with opportunities to design projects that will be put into practice in the community. This reflection experience will foster a community of better decision makers. This foundational public health program will aid in increasing the number of individuals ready to join the public health workforce, nationally and worldwide. But more importantly will focus on educating a cadre of professional with good character traits essential to the manifestation of developing a commitment to serve others. 

The ability to take public health research and transform that into usable, understandable information for experts and the average person, is a key component of a career in public health. A desire for addressing social justice, health care as a human right, and an ecological understanding of the world contributes to problem-solving in today’s world. An era of a new pandemic, challenges to the health care system, and persistent disparities in health outcomes, are a driving force for students to succeed in this new program. We greatly appreciate your interest in our program, and as you explore our website, I hope you discover and are inspired by the unique qualities of this training program that inspire us every day. 


Chukwuemeka Anyamele

MD, MPH Program Director


The program consists of 7 semesters. Each semester is 4 months in duration. The total program duration is 2 Years and 4 Months. The Online Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH) degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours, distributed as follows:

Semesters 1 To 4

90 Credit Hours

16 General Education courses, also considered “pre-med requirements” for those students who aspire to enter the Medical Doctor Degree Program instead   Includes core courses such as Research Methods and Biostatistics Currently, these are tri-semester courses

Semesters 5 To 7

30 Credit Hours

10 public health courses, 3 credits each Required supporting courses, which can be considered as track courses when alternative tracks are established in the future

Program Design



New Freshman Applicants

Ideal for: Students who have completed high school / secondary school. Students are eligible for direct freshman admission if they meet these minimum guidelines: A minimum of five (5) CSEC (CXC) General Proficiency passes(Grades I, II or III) or their equivalent. Compulsory Subjects: English Language Mathematics Biology Chemistry Physics Applicants must NOT have a grade III in all areas.

External Transfer Applicants

Ideal for: Students who have completed undergraduate / university credits Students who have completed undergraduate credits at another institution are eligible to apply to RGU as a transfer students and will be evaluated by both the Program Director and the RGU Admissions Committee. Transfer students must have completed the following courses with grades of B or higher: English Language Math I – Calculus I Math II – Biostatistics General Biology I and II with labs Physics I & II with labs Psychology or Sociology General Chemistry I (with lab) General Chemistry II (with lab) Organic Chemistry I (with lab) Organic Chemistry II (with lab)

Internal Transfer Applicants (Current RGU Students)

Ideal for: Students who completed undergraduate / university courses at RGU SVG. Students who have completed undergraduate coursework at RGU may be eligible for transfer to the Bachelor of Public Health track. Eligible students must satisfy the requirements and submit the following supporting documentations: Completion of semester 1-4 of the Undergraduate/Premedical Program Undergraduate CGPA of 2.5 of higher Good financial standing with the institution Completion of the Application to Public Health Program Completion of the Undergraduate Plan Change form


All new freshman applicants and external transfer students are required to submit the following documents for admission consideration:

  • Official Academic Transcript
  • 2 Recommendation Letters
    – letters must be issued within the past 12 months (at least one must be from an academic reference). Letters must not be from relatives.
  • Personal Statement
  • Valid Police Clearance from country of residency
    must be obtained in the past 3 months from the time of application
  • Copy of Valid Passport Bio Data Page or Government issued photo ID
  • TOEFL/IELTS Score, only if applicable
  • Application fee

Students are required to have 2 different Government issued photo identifications to open a bank account in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.



All students admitted into the University’s programs are required to submit a valid police clearance from the country of residence in the last six months. The police clearance must be submitted to the Passports and Immigration Department during the Registration week on campus.

The required immunizations will be:

  • Mumps, Measles and Rubella (MMR):
  • Hepatitis B:
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis: 
  • Varicella:
  • Polio: 
  • Tuberculosis (TB)
  • COVID-19 Vaccine

For full details please review our Health and Immunization and the COVID-19 Vaccination Protocol requirements on our Policies Page.

Ready To Apply?

Submit Your Online Application Form Today!

Steps to Admission

Step 1:

Select Your Program

Submit your application form and supporting documents online.

Step 2:

Admissions Committee Review

The Admissions Committee will review your application and supporting documents.


Step 3:

Interview Session

Applicants who have satisfied the program’s preliminary admissions criteria will be invited to a phone or video interview with the Program Director and/or Admissions Team/Officer.

Step 4:

Communication of Decision

The Admissions Office will communicate the decision of Acceptance or denial after the interview session and once all relevant documents have been received by the Admissions Office.

Admission Timeline

There are 3 admission intakes per year: September (Fall), January (Winter), May (Spring).

Have Questions? Send a Message to the BSCPH Department