Public Health

Associate of Arts Degree

Center for Health & Natural Science
CCD.edu/

Public Health 

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO DENVER TRANSFER 

What is 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 an articulation agreement to our partner 4-year university. Students can complete an A.A. in Public Health at the Community College of Denver and transfer to complete a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado Denver [B.A. Public Health.]

COURSE MAP

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterCredits
PBH 2015 Introduction to Public Health 4
MAT 1260 Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1 3
Choose One Elective 3
Human Nutrition  
Introduction to Health  
Choose One Composition Course (GT-CO1) 3
Technical Writing I: GT-CO1  
English Composition I: GT-CO1  
Choose One Communication Course 3
Public Speaking  
Interpersonal Communication: GT-SS3  
Intercultural Communication: GT-SS3  
 Subtotal16
Second Semester
PSY 1001 General Psychology I: GT-SS3 3
BIO 1016 Introduction to Human Disease: GT-SC2 3
ENG 1022 English Composition II: GT-CO2 3
HPR 1039 Medical Terminology 2
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  
 Subtotal15-16
Third Semester
HCI 4000 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  
Intro to Philosophy: GT-AH3  
Survey of African American Literature: GT-AH2  
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in U.S. 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  
 Subtotal14-15
Fourth Semester
Choose One Elective 3
Human Nutrition  
Introduction to Health  
Research Methodology in Healthcare  
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  
Race, Ethnicity, and Culture in U.S. Literature: GT-AH2  
 Subtotal15
 Total Credits60-62