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: 1B.||MA-119: College Algebra1||3|
|REQUIRED CORE: 1C.||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|
Major Electives2 (choose 11 credits from:)
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.
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:
- Communicate effectively in various forms
- Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions
- Reason quantitatively as required in various fields of interest and in everyday life
- 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.
- Analyze public health theory and practice in the following areas: social and behavioral sciences, epidemiology, environmental health, health communication, health care systems and policy.
- Apply and synthesize basic quantitative and qualitative data, professional and scholarly literature to produce papers and oral presentations related to public health
- Analyze and evaluate the biological principles associated with the distribution of infectious and non-infectious diseases of public health importance
- Examine the current research related to public health problems and formulate methods for the prevention and control of diseases
- Evaluate the role of social justice in bringing about social change to improve the health of the public
- Communicate, promote and advocate for improvements in the health of the public
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