Public Health Associate in Science

Program Info

Year Established
2020
Program Code
publichealth.as
Degree Type
Associate in Science
Office Contact
School of Health and Human Services: 313-845-9877, hhsinfo@hfcc.edu, Health Careers Education Ctr, Room: G-132

Program Description

Description

Associate of Science Degree in Public Health is designed to provide students the tools in preparation for a variety of entry-level public health positions in community service, health-related, recreation, and public health facilities. This program is designed to be able to transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in health education, health administration, environmental health, or a related field.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students should be able to:

  1. Promote health, wellness and resources for the effective functioning of an individual, family, group and community.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the many facets of individual and community health including risk factors, substance use, equity, attitudes, and behaviors and their impact on the variety of delivery systems.
  3. Use appropriate data and statistics to make decisions regarding strategies improving public health services.
Career Opportunities

This program is designed to be able to transfer toward a bachelor’s degree in health education, health administration, environmental health, or a related field.


Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements and Eligibility

There are no specific admission requirements for acceptance into the Public Health program. When you apply to the college, choose Public Health as your course of study.

General Education

Category 5: Humanities and Fine Arts
Complete any two, from different disciplines.
Category 6: Natural Sciences
Complete any one, not BIO (recommend CHEM-131 or CHEM-141)
Credit Hours
9.00

See General Education Requirements for details.

Program Requirements

Required Support Courses
Course name Credit Hours
3.00
MATH-141: Introduction to Statistics 4.00
4.00
3.00
3.00

Math and Science Electives: Complete eight (8) additional credits of 100-level or higher Math and/or Science courses from the General Education Requirements list for a program total of 24 Math and Science credits.

8.00
Credit Hours: 25
Minimum Total Credit Hours
61.00
Requirements are subject to change. The information represented here is effective starting Fall 2020 and applies to the current catalog year. If you were admitted prior to this year, please check your requirements under the My Progress section of HFC Self Service.