Associate in Science Degree (AS)

Common Core Requirements

Common Core Categories Courses Credits
REQUIRED CORE: 1A. ENGL-101: English Composition I 3
REQUIRED CORE: 1A.
ENGL-102: English Composition II 3
REQUIRED CORE: 2B. MA-119: College Algebra1 3
REQUIRED CORE: 2C. BI-201: General Biology I1 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A. World Cultures & Global Issues (Recommended: ANTH-160: Anthropology of Health & Healing) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2B. U.S. Experience & Its Diversity (Recommended: SP-211: Speech Communication) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2C. Creative Expression (Select one course) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2D. Individual & Society (Recommended: PHIL-148: Public Health Ethics or SOCY-101: Introduction to Sociology) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2E. BI-520: Introduction to Public Health1 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: 2A., 2B., 2C., 2D. or 2E. Recommended: SOCY-200 level course from 2D or PSYC-101  3
Subtotal
32

Major Requirements

Courses Credits
BI-503: General Epidemiology 3
BI-521: Public Health Biology 3
HE-103: Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
HE-114: Foundations of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
IS-151: The Health of the Nations 2
MA-336: Statistics 3
Subtotal 17

Major Electives2 (choose 11 credits from:)

Courses Credits
BI-202: General Biology II 4
BI-461: General Microbiology 4
BI-501: Environmental Health 4
BI-522: Applied Biostatistics 3
BI-505: Current Environmental Issues 1
BI-554: Research Laboratory Internship 2
HE-102: Health, Behavior and Society 2
HE-104: Addiction and Dependencies 3
HE-105: Human Sexuality 3
HE-107: Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior 3
HE-108: Health & Physical Fitness 3
HE-110: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 1
HE-111: Stress Management 3
HE-202: Social and Behavior Determinants of Health 3
Subtotal 11

Total Credits Required

60

1 Students are required to take STEM Variants in 1B, 1C and 2E; if students do not take STEM variants in common core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.

2 Advised Major Electives should be guided by appropriate transfer articulations. All students must successfully complete two (2) writing-intensive classes (designated “WI”) to fulfill degree requirements.

Degree Pathway

The number of credits you take each year will determine when you graduate. To graduate on time, you are strongly encouraged to enroll in at least 30 credits toward your degree during the calendar year, including fall and spring semesters and winter and summer sessions.

A.S. Degree in Public Health - Catalog Year 2018-19

Note: there are several program revisions as of Fall 2018

Fall Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 101 English Composition I
(Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

*MA 119 College Algebra (Required Core 1.B. Mathematical and Quantitative Reasoning)

3

Pre-req.: MA 10 or passing score on the CUNY math placement exam, or exemption

BI-201 General Biology I (Required core I. C.- Life and Physical Sciences)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

SP 211 Speech Communication: recommended (Flexible Core 2.B.)

3

 

**SOCY 101 Introduction to Sociology or PHIL 148 Public Health Ethics recommended (Flexible Core 2.D.)

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

16

 

Spring Semester #1

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

ENGL 102 English Composition II (Required Core 1.A. – English Composition)

3

Pre-req.: ENGL 101 or placement

HE 114 Principles and Practices of Public Health

3

 

*BI 520 Introduction to Public Health (Flexible Core 2.E.)

4

Pre-req.: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

IS 151 The Health of the Nations

2

 

Flexible Core 2.A. ANTH 160 Anthropology of Health and Healing recommended

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

Total credits for the term

15

 

Fall Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

BI 521 Public Health Biology

3

Pre-req.: BI 201

BI 503 General Epidemiology

3

Pre-req.: BI-201

HE 103 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition

3

Pre-req.: BE 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

MA 336 Statistics

3

Pre-req.: MA 119 or placement

Flexible Core 2. A., B., C., D., OR E. (recommended: (**SOCY 200 level from 2D or ***PSYC 101 Psychology from 2.E.)

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses


Total credits for the term

15

 

Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

Flexible Core 2.C. Creative Expression (select one from list)

3

Check individual course pre-requisites and co-requisites

Major electives: +Select courses from:

BI 501 Environmental Health (4cr.), BI 202 General Biology II (4cr.), BI 461 General Microbiology (4 cr.), †BI 522 Applied Biostatistics (3cr.), BI 554 Research Laboratory Internship (2cr), or BI 505 Current Environmental Issues (1 cr.) HE 102 Health, Behavior and Society (2 cr.), HE 104 Addiction & Dependencies (3cr.) or HE 105 Human Sexuality (3cr.), HE 107 Mental Health: Understanding Your Behavior (3cr.), HE 108 Health & Physical Fitness (3cr.), HE 111 Stress Management (3cr.), HE 110 Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (1cr.),†HE 202 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health ( 3 cr.)

11

Pre-req. for HE-202: HE-114

Pre-req. for BI-522: BI-503, HE-114 and MA-336

Total credits for the term

14

 

Total credits required for the A.S. in Public Health

60

 


Notes:

  1. All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.
  2. Students must complete one course from each of the flexible core categories (2.A., B., C., D., and E.) and one additional course from any one of the categories.
  3. Students who are exempt from or placed out of MA-119, required under I.B above, will use MA 336 to satisfy I.B in the common core and must complete an additional 3 credits from the major electives
  4. *Students are required to take particular courses in some areas of the Common Core that fulfill both general education and major requirements. If students do not take the required courses in the Common Core, they will have to take additional credits to complete their degree requirements.
  5. ** Recommended for Hunter College's B.S. Community Health Program.
  6. *** Recommended for York College's B.S. Public Health Program.
  7. +Select major electives guided by appropriate transfer articulations.
  8. † Required for York College's B.S. Public Health Program.
  9. BI 521 and BI 503 are offered in Fall semester only.


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Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Public Health 

General Education Outcomes

A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods, and perspectives that students gain through the study of many academic disciplines. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation: they equip students to make informed judgments and remain engaged beyond the classroom. To that end, QCC promotes educational activities that allow students to demonstrate that they can:

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms
  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
  3. Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
  4. Apply information management and digital technology skills useful for academic research and lifelong learning

To support these institutional general education outcomes, the academic departments-;through their programs-may also assess the ability of students to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills in the program of study
  • Make ethical judgments while recognizing multiple perspectives, as appropriate in the program of study
  • Work collaboratively to accomplish learning objectives

Approved by the Academic Senate on February 13, 2018.

Program Outcomes

  1. Analyze public health theory and practice in the following areas: social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, environmental health, health communication, health care systems and policy.
  2. Apply and synthesize basic quantitative and qualitative data, professional and scholarly literature to produce papers and oral presentations related to public health
  3. Analyze and evaluate the biological principles associated with the distribution of infectious and non-infectious diseases of public health importance
  4. Examine the current research related to public health problems and formulate methods for the prevention and control of diseases
  5. Evaluate the role of social justice in bringing about social change to improve the health of the public
  6. Communicate, promote and advocate for improvements in the health of the public

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