The Queensborough Associate of Science in Public Health

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Barrier Breaker
Go Getter
Fear Tackler

You have what it takes to be a great public health professional.
Plus, you have Queensborough.

Has there ever been a greater need, more critical time or better city to be in to enter the Public Health workforce?

Protecting health and saving lives ‒ that's what Public Health professionals do, by reducing gun violence, mitigating disease transmission, making safer cars, uncovering the dangers of vaping, and improving the health of mothers and babies.

Every day, Queensborough Public Health students, faculty and researchers are working with practitioners, educators and our communities to keep New Yorkers, and people all over, well.

Microbiologists, epidemiologists, behavioral scientists, environmental specialists, and health policy analysts, we are concerned with matters such as racial injustice, poverty, drug use, chronic disease, aging, mental health and bullying – they're all public health issues.

It's an exciting, challenging, constantly evolving diverse field for people with great integrity, who care about their community and the greater good.

So, bring your compassion, determination and unique life experience.

We'll bring everything else you need to succeed and start a great career.

New York City's most contemporary Public Health degree

  • Social and behavioral sciences
  • Epidemiology
  • Environmental health
  • Social justice and change
  • Health communication
  • Health care systems
  • Health care policy
  • Infectious and non-infectious diseases
  • Disease prevention and control

Public Health Student Success

Stopping epidemics here and back home

Guyana-born Asia Khan, is focusing her interest in healthcare on Public Health, specifically on diabetes and sexually transmitted diseases, both of which are major challenges for her nation and the entire Caribbean in the twenty-first century.

“There is an epidemic in my home country and the public hospital system has failed many. These illnesses interest me very much and I want to learn more so I will be able to help others,” explains the Queensborough Community College Student Government President.

Queensborough student Asia Khan

Read more as Asia resumes her studies.

From navigating NYC's streets to mapping the medical system

Mayra Wanderley, a professional travel consultant who guided Brazilian compatriots for a decade on their vacations to her adopted hometown of New York City, is transferring her skills and establishing a career in public health education and research.

Queensborough student Mayra Wanderley

See how Mayra's dream is taking flight.

Average Annual Salary

Community Health Worker Annual Mean Wage NYC area: $48,190 (May 2019)

Community Health Worker Annual Mean Wage NYC area: $48,190 (May 2019); Job Outlook (2018-2028) 11% growth (much faster than average)

Health Educator Annual Mean Wage NYC area: $61,110 (May 2019)

Health Educator Annual Mean Wage NYC area: $61,110 (May 2019); Job Outlook (2018-2028) 11% growth (much faster than average)

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Annual Mean Wage NYC area $83,620 (May 2019)

Occupational Health and Safety Specialist Annual Mean Wage NYC area $83,620 (May 2019); Job Outlook (2018-2028) 6% growth (as fast as average)

Epidemiologist Annual Mean Wage NYC area $108,170 (May 2019)

Epidemiologist Annual Mean Wage NYC area $108,170 (May 2019); Job Outlook (2018-2028) 5% growth (as fast as average)

Learn from the best

Four Faculty, on why you should study Queensborough Public Health:

Dr. Andrea Salis, Chairperson, Health, Physical Education and Dance

Andrea Salis, Ph.D., CHES

Choosing Public Health as your program of study offers an opportunity to learn how to improve the lives of others, emphasizing the importance of disease prevention, health promotion and the elimination of health disparities in society.

Dr. Anuradha Srivastava, Biological Sciences and Geology

Anuradha Srivastava, Ph. D.

Our blended program, co-sponsored by our Biology and Health Education departments, is unique among undergraduate programs and distinguishes students who are seeking a four-year degree or immediate employment.

Dr. Parisa Assassi, Health, Physical Education and Dance

Parisa Assassi, Ph. D.

When we talk about Public Health, we mean our community, country, and planet's health too – so there are many opportunities in this field to make a difference to our population and to our species as a whole.

Dr. Sarbani Ghoshal, Biological Sciences and Geology

Sarbani Ghoshal, MPH Ph. D.

Our Public Health Associate Degree builds a strong foundation for many career choices, whether aspiring to be a public health advocate, scientist, health economist, data analyst, epidemiologist, health policy analysts and many more.

Why Study Public Health at Queensborough?

2019 and 2020 Grant Recipient; National Public Health Week and World Health Day for supporting career awareness by the League for Innovation in the Community College

2017 Recipient: Riegelman Award for Excellence in Public Health & Health Navigation Education in Community Colleges


Education Partners
For the Bachelor of Science Public Health

Campus Cultural Centers

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Kupferberg Holocaust Center Opens in a new window

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

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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.

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QCC Art Gallery

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.