Common Core Requirements Credits
REQUIRED CORE: I. A: English Composition I, II (Take ENGL 101 & 102) 6
REQUIRED CORE: I. B: Mathematical & Quantitative Reasoning (MA-119 College Algebra*) 3
REQUIRED CORE: I. C: Life & Physical Sciences (BI-201 General Biology I*) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. A: World Cultures & Global Issues (Recommended) ANTH 160 Anthropology of Health & Healing 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. B: U.S. Experience in Its Diversity (Recommended SP-211 Speech Communication) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. C: Creative Expression (Select one from 2C) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. D: Individual & Society (Recommended PHIL-148 Public Health Ethics or SOCY-101 Introduction to Sociology) 3
FLEXIBLE CORE: II. E: Scientific World (Required: BI-520 Introduction to Public Health) 4
FLEXIBLE CORE: II: A, B, C, D or E Recommended from II.D - 200-Level Sociology course 3
Subtotal
*Required STEM variants for major
32*
Requirements for the Major
BI-461 General Microbiology 4
HE-114 Foundations of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
HE-103 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
BI-503 General Epidemiology 3
IS-151 The Health of the Nations 2
MA-336 Statistics 3
Subtotal 18
Major Electives
Select from the list below, guided by appropriate transfer articulations
BI-501 Environmental Health 4
BI-505 Current Environmental Issues 1
BI-521 Public Health Biology 3
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
Subtotal 10
Total Credits Required 60

All students must complete two (2) WI designated classes to fulfill degree requirements.

Recommended Course Sequence

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 2017-18

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

Pre-req.: complete remedial speech if required

SOCY 101 or PHIL 148 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

BI 461 General Microbiology

4

Pre-req.: BI 201

Total credits for the term

16


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 461

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. (SOCY 200 level recommended from 2D)

3

Check prerequisites for individual courses

Total credits for the term

15


Spring Semester #2

Courses Credits Pre-requisites and co-requisites

HE 202 Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health

3

Pre-req.: HE 114

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

3

Check individual course prerequisites and co-requisites

Major Electives: Choose From: BI 501 Environmental Health (4cr), BI 522 Applied Biostatistics (3cr), BI 554 Research Laboratory Internship (2cr), 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), and BI 505 Current Environmental Issues (1 cr.)

4

Pre-req. for BI 501: BE 112/205 and 122/226 or passing score on CUNY placement, or exemption

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

Pre-req. for BI 554: Bi 201 and permission

ANTH 160 Anthropology of Health and Healing rec. (Flexible Core 2. A.)

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

Total credits for the term

13

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 in degree programs must complete any required remedial speech courses before graduation.
  4. 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
  5. *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.
  6. +Select major electives guided by appropriate transfer articulations.
  7. Indicate if any courses are offered only in fall or spring semester

Download the PDF version opens in a new window. The attachments on this page are in PDF format and require a PDF reader to open and view. If you need a PDF reader, Adobe provides Acrobat Reader as a free download. Click the image below to download Acrobat Reader.

Student Learning Outcomes for Academic Programs

A.S. in Public Health - Catalog Year 2017-18

General Education Outcomes

  1. Communicate effectively through written and oral 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
  5. Discipline specific outcomes: A robust general education is founded on the knowledge, concepts, methods and perspectives that students gain through study of the social sciences and history, the natural sciences, the arts and the humanities. These disciplinary studies stimulate intellectual inquiry, global awareness, and cultural and artistic appreciation; they equip students to make informed judgments and engage with life beyond the classroom.
    1. Apply concepts and perspectives from history or the social sciences to examine the formation of ideas, human behavior, social institutions, or social processes and to make informed judgments
    2. Apply concepts and methods of the natural and physical sciences to examine natural phenomena and to make informed decisions
    3. Apply aesthetic and intellectual criteria to examine or create works in the humanities and the arts and to make informed judgments

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

Download the PDF version opens in a new window. The attachments on this page are in PDF format and require a PDF reader to open and view. If you need a PDF reader, Adobe provides Acrobat Reader as a free download. Click the image below to download Acrobat Reader.

Campus Cultural Centers

Kupferberg Holocaust CenterOpens in a new window
Kupferberg Holocaust Resource Center and ArchivesOpens in a new window

Using the lessons of the Holocaust to educate current and future generations about the ramifications of unbridled prejudice, racism and stereotyping.

Queensborough Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window
QPAC: Performing Arts CenterOpens in a new window

QPAC is an invaluable entertainment company in this region with a growing national reputation. The arts at QPAC continues to play a vital role in transforming lives and building stronger communities.

Queensborough Art GalleryOpens in a new window
QCC Art GalleryOpens in a new window

The QCC Art Gallery of the City University of New York is a vital educational and cultural resource for Queensborough Community College, the Borough of Queens and the surrounding communities.