2018-2019

Associate in Science

Public Health

This degree is designed to prepare graduates to transfer to public health and related programs at the bachelor's degree level in the health field. This includes public health generalist, health education, health navigator, and environmental health programs. 

Graduates will be able to: 

  • Summarize the history and philosophy of public health.
  • Recognize the core values, concepts, and function of public health in society. 
  • Apply the basic concepts ,methods, and tools of public health data collection.
  • Identify the socio-economic, economic and cultural factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • Use basic concepts from legal, ethical, economic, and scientific disciplines in public health practices.
  • Discuss collaborative strategies for improving population health.
  • Identify the essentials of public health by engaging with public health professionals. 

Note:

A. It is recommended that students enroll in their first WI course upon completion of EN 101.  For a list of WI courses available for registration go to: www.pccc.edu/home/writing-intensive-courses

B.  Students need to take either BS 101 and BS 102 OR BS 103 and BS 104. If the student plans to transfer to William Paterson University, the student MUST take BS 103 and BS 104.  


General Education(31 credits)

Code Name Credits
Communication (9 credits)
EN 101 Composition I 3
EN 102 Composition II 3
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3
Technology (3 credits)
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3
Social Science (6 credits)
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
SO 105 Social Problems 3
Humanities (3 credits)
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3
Diversity (3 credits)
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3
Mathematics & Science (7 credits)
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4

Professional Core(31 credits)

Code Name Credits
CT 101 Critical Thinking in a Diverse World 3
PHE 100 Healthy You 3
PHE 101 Introduction to Public Health 3
PHE 212 Observations of Public Health Agencies 4
PHE 250 Issues in Modern Healthcare 1
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Choose any two (2) Foreign Language Electives 6
Choose one (1) of the following sequences
BS 101 Biology I 4AND
BS 102 Biology II 4
OR
BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4AND
BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Total Credits 62


Guided Pathways Academic Map


First Semester Credits
BS 101 Biology I OR BS 103 Anatomy and Physiology I 4.0
CIS 101 Computer Concepts and Applications 3.0
EN 101 Composition I 3.0
MA 103 Basic Statistics 3.0
PHE 100 Healthy You 3.0
Total 16.0
Second Semester Credits
BS 102 Biology II OR BS 104 Anatomy and Physiology II 4.0
EN 102 Composition II 3.0
ENS 106 Public Speaking 3.0
PHE 101 Introduction to Public Health 3.0
SO 101 Introduction to Sociology 3.0
Total 16.0
Third Semester Credits
CT 101 Critical Thinking in a Diverse World 3.0
PS 101 Introduction to Psychology 3.0
SC 104 Introduction to Environmental Science 4.0
SO 105 Social Problems 3.0
Foreign Language Elective I 3.0
Total 16.0
Fourth Semester Credits
PH 106 Introduction to Ethics 3.0
PHE 212 Observations of Public Health Agencies 4.0
PHE 250 Issues in Modern Healthcare 1.0
SO 102 Institutional Racism I 3.0
Foreign Language Elective II 3.0
Total 14.0