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Public Health Professions - Public Health (A.S.)

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Title of Major: Public Health Professions - Public Health, A.S.

Award: Associate of Science degree, A.S.


Total Credit Hours: 60

Learn more about the Public Health Professions Degree program

Purpose: For students interested in pursuing public health and transferring to a four-year institution or gaining personal enrichment.

Additional Program Requirements

A grade of C or better in all Public Health Professions Core Requirements is required to progress in the program. Please note this program requires completion of a service learning assignment/general community service project (PBH 203 ). Students may also be required to complete a criminal background check.

Entrance/Admission Requirements

Criminal Background Checks and Drug Screening

This program requires the satisfactory completion of a criminal background check and possible drug screening. For complete details, see the Health Sciences  section of this catalog.

Graduation Requirements

See Academic Regulations for college-wide Graduation Requirements .

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General Education Requirements: 33-36 credits

An approved list of general education courses can be found in the General Education Requirements and degree program required courses  section of the catalog. Choose general education courses from the following topics:

English: 3-6 credits

Arts and Humanities: 6 credits

Biological and Physical Sciences: 8 credits

Computer Technology: 4 credits

Health/Fitness/Wellness: 3 credits

Mathematics: 3 credits

Social and Behavioral Sciences: 6 credits

Program Requirements: 25-27 credits

Computer Competency Requirement

All students in associate degree programs must demonstrate competence in computing and information technology (a computer competency requirement ). Students may satisfy the computer competency course requirement simultaneously as they satisfy the computer technology general education course or with an elective.

Diversity Requirement

Satisfied by SOC 111  requirement.

Program Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe the fundamental tenets of epidemiology as applied to public health.
  • Discuss Healthy People 20/20 in relation to public health planning.
  • Delineate the specific professions and contributions to the public health model.
  • Analyze health statistics related to targeting unhealthy behaviors and planning strategies for improvement.
  • Analyze behaviorist theory in relation to the development of health betterment planning.
  • Develop basic strategies for health improvement.

This program aligns with all the college’s core competencies.

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