Public Health

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Health & Natural Science
CCD.edu/

PUBLIC HEALTH

Public health promotes and protects the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, 
work and play. Public health offers career paths in government, non-profit organizations, healthcare, 
education, at local community clinics, or can even provide job opportunities outside of the United States. Students may explore career opportunities in the private or public sectors. Public health students develop necessary skills in communication, critical thinking, adaptability and scientific analysis. Students also 
learn to value difference and diversity, and develop system-thinking skills. Public health students gain an interdisciplinary foundation in biology, psychology, and communication that equips them with the 
fundamental skills needed to further their health education. 
Interested students in this degree pathway should have a passion for promoting health and education, 
preventing disease, and helping establish healthy communities, with a strong desire to serve diverse and vulnerable populations. 
Designed for transfer to a four-year university. A full-time student can complete the A.A. Public Health 
degree in two years. Career paths in the public health workforce are diverse and include epidemiology, 
environmental health, health education, research, public health policy and administration, and community health. The current and projected growth of public health careers is strong. To learn more about careers in public health, visit the APHA.org website 

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS: 

The Community College of Denver (CCD) has developed an A.A. in Public Health with designation (DwD). Students can complete an A.A. in Public Health at the Community College of Denver and transfer to complete a Bachelor's degree from one of these Colorado public four-year institutions. Degree pathway supported with a • Fort Lewis College (B.A. Public Health]
• University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Public Health]
• University of Northern Colorado [B.S. Human Services]statewide transfer articulation agreement. 

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First Semester Credits
HWE 100 Human Nutrition 3
PBH 215 Introduction to Public Health 4
MAT 135 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
Choose One Course (GT-CO1) 3
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Technical Writing I GT-CO1  
Choose On Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
  Subtotal 16
Second Semester
HPR 139 Medical Terminology 2
PSY 101 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
ENG 122 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
BIO 116 Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2 3
Choose One Natural & Physical Science Course (GT-SC1) 4-5
General College Biology I with Lab: GT-SC1  
Science of Biology with Lab: GT-SC1  
  Subtotal 15-16
Third Semester
HCI 400 Epidemiology and Biostatistics 4
Choose One Natural & Physical Science Course (GT-SC1) 4-5
Gen College Biology II with Lab: GT-SC1  
Biological Anthropology with Lab: GT-SC1  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GTAH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Science Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Psychology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3  
Sociology of Death and Dying: GT-SS3  
  Subtotal 14-15
Fourth Semester
HCI 430 Research Methodology in Healthcare 3
Choose One History Course (GT-HI1) 3
African American History: GT-HI1  
20th Century World History: GT-HI1  
The World: Antiquity-1500: GT-HI1  
The World: 1500-Present: GT-HI1  
History of Latin America: GT-HI1  
Modern Middle East: GT-HI1  
Choose One Social & Behavioral Science Course (GT-SS1~GT-SS3) 3
Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3  
Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3  
Medical Anthropology: GT-SS3  
Choose One Philosophy Course 3
Ethics: GT-AH3  
Logic: GT-AH3  
Choose One Arts & Humanities Course (GTAH1~GT-AH4) 3
Art Appreciation: GT-AH1  
World Mythology: GT-AH2  
Music Appreciation: GT-AH1  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Ethnic Literature: GT-AH2  
  Subtotal 15
  Total Credits 60-62