Considered a transfer program, Montco's Associate of Science in Public Health gives you a solid foundation in public health and prepares you to continue your studies at a four-year college or university.

Upon successfully completing the program, our students frequently go on to four-year institutions to study public health education and administration. Talk to Montco's Public Health department head or your advisor to learn where your A.S. degree in Public Health can take you.

Program outcomes
  • 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 Curriculum

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General Education Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Speech Communication or Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
MAT 106 Mathematics Applications 3
Elective Technological Fluency Elective 3
Elective Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

Major Requirements

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 115 Environmental Biology 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
ESW 236 Personal Health and Wellness 3
MAT 131 Introduction to Statistics I 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
PBH 102 Communication in Public Health 3
PBH 200 Public Health Education 3
PBH 201 Public Health Administration and U.S. Healthcare System 3
PBH 202 Environmental Health 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC 103 Social Problems 3

Electives

Course ID Title Credits
Electives* Electives 6

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Full-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 121 General Biology I 4
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Communication Studies or Public Speaking 3
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Any Technological Fluency Elective 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

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
BIO 115 Environmental Biology 3
Elective Open Elective* 3
MAT 131 Statistics I 3
PBH 200 Public Health Education 3
SOC 103 Social Problems 3

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Open Elective* 3
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3
PBH 201 Public Health Administration and the U.S. Healthcare System 3
PBH 202 Environmental Health 3

Part-time sample course schedule

Semester 1

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 106 Math Applications 3
PBH 101 Introduction to Public Health 3

Semester 2

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 101 English Composition I 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3

Semester 3

Course ID Title Credits
ENG 102 English Composition II 3
BIO 121 General Biology I 4

Semester 4

Course ID Title Credits
Elective Open Elective* 3
PBH 102 Communication in Public Health 3
Elective Any Technological Fluency Elective 3

Semester 5

Course ID Title Credits
ESW 236 Personal Health and Wellness 3
CMS 110 or CMS 120 Introduction to Communication Studies or Public Speaking 3

Semester 6

Course ID Title Credits
MAT 131 Statistics I 3
Elective Open Elective* 3

Semester 7

Course ID Title Credits
PBH 200 Public Health Education 3
SOC 103 Social Problems 3
BIO 115 Environmental Biology 3

Semester 8

Course ID Title Credits
PBH 201 Public Health Administration and the U.S. Healthcare System 3
PBH 202 Environmental Health 3

Semester 9

Course ID Title Credits
ESW 206 Basic Nutrition 3
Elective Any Aesthetic Sensibility Elective 3

*See advisor for specific course information/recommendations.