Public Health AS

Purpose 

This transfer program is designed to prepare students with the solid foundation necessary for successful advancement of study in public health particularly as it relates to the roles of health educator and health administrator. Applying population perspectives, students examine social, environmental, and behavioral determinants of health in the prevention and control of disease. 

Program Outcomes 

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

  • Apply public health principles to public health related issues. 
  • Analyze how the perspectives and values held by diverse individuals, communities, and cultures impact health behaviors, health decisions, and health practices. 
  • Analyze the ethical problems, ambiguities, controversies, and assumptions in public health practices, systems, and policies. 
  • Prepare a plan for continuing education within Public Health. 

Program of Study:  

First Semester 

BIO 121 General Biology I

4
ENG 101 English Composition I 

3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 

SOC 101  Introduction to Sociology

3
SPC 110 OR 
SPC 111 OR 
SPC 120
Introduction to Speech Communication
OR 
Cross-Cultural Influence:
Introduction to Speech Communication
OR 
Public Speaking 
3
Total   16

 

Second Semester

Elective Core Goal 4: Computer Fluency 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
ESW 236 Personal Health and Wellness 3
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
PBH 102 Communication in Public Health 3
Total   15

 

Third Semester

BIO 115 Environmental Biology 3
Elective Elective 3
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics I 3
PBH 200 Public Health Education  3
SOC 103 Social Problems 3
Total   15

 

Fourth Semester

Elective Elective 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 
HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I 
PBH 201 Public Health Administration and U.S. Healthcare System 3
PBH 202 Environmental Health 3
Total    15

Total Credit Hours:  61  

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