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2013-14 College Catalog

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Public Health - A.A. Degree (Transfer)

An Arts and Sciences Area of Study

Application Code 250

For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.

Public Health is a dynamic field that focuses on saving lives on a population level through disease and injury prevention strategies. Public Health includes a variety of challenging disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, behavioral health, and occupational health. Health risk assessments, health screenings, health promotion programming, and surveillance of disease outbreaks are examples of public health services. Public Health professionals work within a variety of settings including state and local health departments, hospitals, workplace wellness programs, government agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, and international development agencies. This area of study is designed to articulate to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Health Administration and Policy program Public Health track. Students not transferring to UMBC are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.

General Education Core

Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s total of general education and required courses must equal at least 60 semester hours of credit.

Composition

Course NumberTitleCredits
ENGL-121College Composition

3 credits

Humanities, Arts and Literature

Course NumberTitleCredits
-World Language Sequence

8

-Humanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course

3

A World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement. World Language Sequence requirements vary by institution. At HCC, the World Language Sequence means two sequential foreign language courses in the same language (e.g. SPAN-101 and SPAN-102, or FREN-102 and FREN-201), excluding courses taught in English.

Social Sciences

Course NumberTitleCredits
GEOG-101Introduction to World Geography

3 credits

-or

GEOG-102Elements of Cultural Geography

3 credits

-Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course

3

One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.

Science

Course NumberTitleCredits
-Science Core Courses

8

Mathematics

Course NumberTitleCredits
MATH-138Statistics

4 credits

Interdisciplinary

Course NumberTitleCredits
Interdisciplinary -Interdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core Course

3

Required Courses Related to Major

Required Courses

Course NumberTitleCredits
HEED-115Personal and Community Health

3 credits

NUTR-211Nutrition

3 credits

PUBH-101Introduction to Public Health

3 credits

PUBH-210Epidemiology

3 credits

PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process

3 credits

PUBH-233Introduction to Environmental Health

3 credits

PUBH-260Community Advocacy in Public Health

3 credits

PUBH-280Global Health

3 credits

SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology

3 credits

Total Credit Hours: 62