Feb 03, 2023  
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Arapahoe Community College Catalog

Public Health Transfer Major, AA - Academic Plan


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This program is designed to transfer to one of the following bachelor’s degree programs: Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at Fort Lewis College, Bachelor of Arts in Public Health at University of Colorado Denver, or Bachelor of Science in Human Services at University of Northern Colorado.


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.


A full-time student can complete this Associate of Arts (AA) degree in two years. Career paths in the public health workforce are diverse and include epidemiology, environmental health, occupational health, health education, and leadership in community health. The current and projected growth of public health careers is strong. To be successful, a student should have a passion for promoting health and well-being in communities as well as in vulnerable populations.

Course Availability


Total Credits = 60

Required Courses - General Education Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?
Arts/Humanities GT-AH1-AH4 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Arts/Humanities GT-AH1-AH4 3 No Yes Yes Yes

PSY 2440  - Human Growth and Development: GT-SS3* OR

PSY 2552  - Abnormal Psychology: GT-SS3* OR

PSY 2333  - Health Psychology: GT-SS3***

3 Yes Yes Yes Yes

ENG 1021  - English Composition I: GT-CO1 OR

ENG 1031  - Technical Writing: GT-CO1 OR

ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO3+

3 No Yes Yes Yes

ENG 1022  - English Composition II: GT-CO3 OR

ENG 2001  - English Composition III: GT-CO3+

3 No Yes Yes Yes
History GT-HI1 3 No Yes Yes Yes
MAT 1260  - Introduction to Statistics GT-MAT1* 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Natural/Physical Science GT-SC1** 4-5 No Yes Yes Yes
Natural/Physical Science GT-SC1** 4-5 No Yes Yes Yes
PSY 1001  - General Psychology I: GT-SS3* 3 No Yes Yes Yes

 

Required Courses - Additional Required Courses Credits Pre or Co Reqs Required Course Available Fall? Course Available Spring? Course Available Summer?

BIO 2116  - Human Pathophysiology OR

PSY 2333  - Health Psychology: GT-SS3

3 Yes Yes Yes No
Choose one additional course from GT-MA1, GT-SC1, or GT-SC2 4 No Yes Yes No

COM 1150  - Public Speaking* OR

COM 1250  - Interpersonal Communication OR

COM 2300  - Intercultural Communication

3 No Yes Yes Yes
Elective 3 No Yes Yes Yes
Elective 3-4 No Yes Yes Yes
Elective 3-5 No Yes Yes Yes
Elective 3-5 No Yes Yes Yes
Elective 3-5 No Yes Yes Yes

PHI 1012  - Ethics: GT-AH3 OR

PHI 1013  - Logic: GT-AH3

3 No Yes Yes No

 

Program Outcomes


A broad and diverse science and liberal arts foundation that prepares students to transfer to a 4-year college or university to pursue advanced studies in public health or closely related fields.

Recommended Course Sequence (Full-Time)


Arts/Humanities GT-AH1-AH4


Year 2 - Fall


Recommended Course Sequence (Part-Time)


Year 1 - Summer


Year 2 - Fall


Year 2 - Spring


Year 2 - Summer


Year 3 - Fall


Choose one additional course from GT-MA1, GT-SC1, or GT-SC2


Notes


  • * This course requires college level readiness as measured by Accuplacer, ACT, or SAT scores; approved high school course work that is less than five years old; or successful completion of appropriate college-readiness course.
  • ** Students have 2 options to meet the Natural & Physical Requirement (8-10 credits). Option 1: student takes BIO 1111  and BIO 1112  in sequence in different semesters. Option 2: student chooses 2 courses from BIO 1004 , BIO 1005 , and ANT 1005  and takes them in different semesters.
  • *** PSY 2440  offered all semesters. PSY 2333  offered Fall and Summer. PSY 2552  offered Fall and Spring. Please note course availability is subject to change.
  • ENG 1022  pre-requisite is either ENG 1021  or ENG 1031 . ENG 2001  pre-requisite is ENG 1022 .
  • 14-16 Credits of Electives are required (choose in consultation with a program advisor at the receiving four-year institution).
  •  AAA 1001  – College 101: Student Experience is required for all new college students seeking degrees or transfer.
  • BIO 1016  - Introduction to Human Disease can be used to replace PH 250 – Health and Disease at Fort Lewis College.
  • Course availability is subject to change.
  • Follow the Recommended Course Sequence on the following pages of this document.
  • In order to meet program requirements, students registered for ENG 1021  or ENG 1031  must also register for ENG 0094  unless they can demonstrate otherwise meeting the ENG 0094  standard through assessment testing, prior college coursework, or recent high school coursework. See an Advisor for details.
  • Recommended courses are listed above for certain electives; consult with the Academic Advising Office (advising@arapahoe.edu or 303.797.5664) or the School of Math and Sciences for additional elective recommendations.
  • Refer to 2022/2023 catalog for specific requirements and important information about this degree.
  • Student may take PSY 2333  - Health Psychology if not taken to fulfill the Social / Behavioral Sciences requirement.
  • The Colorado Department of Higher Education website has additional information about this statewide agreement.

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