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Public Health

Associate of Science Degree

You can earn an associate of arts degree with a concentration in public health.
Note that not all courses for each program can be offered every semester.

You will need to successfully complete a minimum of 60 Credit Hours.

Courses

Recommended Core Courses

Core

18 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
HLTH 1060 Comprehensive Medical Terminology 3
HLTH 1210 Community Health Worker 3
HOEC 1050 Nutrition 3
HPER 1550 Lifetime Wellness 3
HPER 2200 First Aid and CPR for the Healthcare Provider 3
HPER 2310 Community Health 3

Required General Education Courses

Behavioral Science & Social Science

select at least one - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PSYC 1810 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOCI 1010 Introduction to Sociology 3

English / Literature

select at least one - must earn a C or above - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
3-6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1020 English Composition II 3
ENGL 2030 Creating Poetry I 3
ENGL 2040 Creating Poetry II 3
ENGL 2050 Creating Stories I 3
ENGL 2060 Creating Stories II 3
ENGL 2070 Technical Communications 3
ENGL 2100 Introduction to Literature 3
ENGL 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3
ENGL 2150 American Literature to 1865 3
ENGL 2160 American Literature after 1865 3
ENGL 2190 Comparative Mythology 3
ENGL 2200 British Literature to 1800 3
ENGL 2210 British Literature after 1800 3
ENGL 2730 The Novel and the Movie 3
THEA 1010 Introduction to Theatre 3
THEA 2140 Introduction to Shakespeare 3

Fine and Performing Arts

select one if needed - Must have 9 credit hours TOTAL from Behavioral & Social Science, English/Literature, and Fine Arts & Language with at least 3 credit hours from Behavioral & Social Science and 3 credit hours from English/Literature
0-4 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ARTS 1050 Introduction to Art History and Criticism I 3
ARTS 1060 Introduction to Art History and Criticism II 3
FREN 1200 Elementary French I 4
MUSC 1010 Introduction to Music 3
SPAN 1200 Elementary Spanish I 4

Mathematics

Math 2170 required - select one additional
6 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
MATH 1140 Intermediate Algebra 4
MATH 1150 College Algebra 3
MATH 1220 Trigonometry 3
MATH 1600 Analytic Geometry and Calculus I 5
MATH 2010 Analytic Geometry and Calculus II 5
MATH 2170 Applied Statistics 3

Natural Science

required
8 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 2250 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIOS 2260 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4

Oral Communication

select one - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
SPCH 1010 Fundamentals of Communication 3
SPCH 1110 Public Speaking 3

Technology

select one
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
INFO 1010 Fundamentals of Information Technology 3
INFO 1100 Microcomputer Applications 3
OFFT 1500 Microsoft Office 3

Written Communication

required - must earn C or above
3 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 English Composition I 3

Suggested Elective Courses

Electives

12-13 Credit Hours
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
BIOS 2460 Microbiology 4
HPER 2300 Stress Management 3
HUSR 1010 Introduction to Human Services and Counseling 3
HUSR 2020 Medical and Psycho-Social Aspects of Chemical Use 3
MATH 1025 Math for Health Care Professionals 3
NURS 1110 Health Assessment and Health Promotion I 2
NURS 2100 Health Care Ethics 3

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