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hcc catalogue '11-'12

Public Health

Public Health  
A.A. Degree (Transfer)
An Arts and Sciences Area of Study
For curriculum information, contact the Health Sciences Division—Room HS-236—443-518-1560.
Public Health is a dynamic field that focuses on saving lives on a population level through disease and injury prevention strategies. Public Health includes a variety of challenging disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, behavioral health, and occupational health. Health risk assessments, health screenings, health promotion programming, and surveillance of disease outbreaks are examples of public health services. Public Health professionals work within a variety of settings including state and local health departments, hospitals, workplace wellness programs, government agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, and international development agencies. This area of study is designed to articulate to the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) Health Administration and Policy program Public Health track. Students not transferring to UMBC are advised to check the requirements of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
Students enrolled in transfer patterns must take a
minimum of 30 credits in General Education. Each student’s
total of general education and required courses must equal
at least 60 semester hours of credit.
CompositionENGL-121 College Composition3
Humanities, Arts & 
 Literature1World Language Sequence8
 Humanities, Arts, or Literature Core Course
 (see pp. 61-63)1-3
Social Sciences2GEOG-101 Introduction to World Geography
 GEOG-102 Elements of Cultural Geography3
 Social and Behavioral Sciences Core Course
 (see p. 65)3
ScienceScience Core Courses (see p. 66)8
MathematicsMATH-138 Statistics4
InterdisciplinaryInterdisciplinary and Emerging Issues Core
 Course (see p. 66)3
HEED-115 Personal and Community Health3
NUTR-211 Nutrition3
PUBH-101Introduction to Public Health3
PUBH-230Health and the Disease Process 3
PUBH-233Introduction to Environmental Health3
PUBH-260Community Advocacy in Public Health3
PUBH-280Global Health3
SOCI-101Introduction to Sociology3

1A World Language Sequence (8 credits), plus another Humanities, Arts, and Literature Core (3 credits) in a second discipline other than a world language satisfies the Humanities, Arts and Literature Core requirement. World Language Sequence requirements vary by institution. At HCC, the World Language Sequence means two sequential foreign language courses in the same language (e.g. SPAN-101 and SPAN-102, or FREN-102 and FREN-201), excluding courses taught in English.

2One History Core Course is required and may be taken as either a Social and Behavioral Sciences Core or a Humanities Core. No more than 6 credits may be taken in History to meet Humanities Core and Social and Behavioral Sciences Core requirements.



hcc catalogue '11-'12

Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomedical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial Planning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
First-Year Experience - FYEX
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG
Geology - GEOL

German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Women's Studies - WMST