Community Health Science, AS

Public Health Track

Associate of Science, Community Health Science, Public Health Track provides the lower division coursework towards bachelor degrees in community health, public health, health education, and other related areas and satisfies the lower division major requirements towards the UNR Bachelor of Science in Community Health Science, Public Health.  Public health careers include Health Educators, Community Health Workers, and Environmental and Occupational Health Specialists.  The B.S. in Public Health is preparation for applying to Masters of Public Health (MPH) Programs, Health Administration Programs, or other graduate programs in Community and Public Health, including in epidemiology, biostatistics, and health policy and management.

Outcomes

Students completing one of the emphasis tracks will:

  • Recognize how the social, cultural, economic, political, geographical and biological environments affect personal and community health.
  • Describe and apply behavioral strategies to promote personal health and wellness, and disease and illness prevention.
  • Demonstrate the ability to gather and interpret evidence-based information, and effectively communicate, in both written and oral formats, on topics related to community health.

AA/AS degrees are designed for students who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university.  

To earn an AA/AS degree, students must:

  1. Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (see requirements for graduation.)
  2. Complete a minimum of 15 units within the college.
  3. Satisfy General Education requirements for the AA/AS.
  4. Have no financial or library obligation to the college.
General Education Requirements
English 13-6
Required:
Composition II
Composition II For International Students
Fine Arts3
Humanities3
Mathematics3
Recommended:
Pre-Calculus I (or Higher)
Science[6]
Required:
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHEM 121General Chemistry I (includes Lab)4
or CHEM 201 General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
Social Science3
Additional College Requirements
Diversity 2[3]
Science 2[6]
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions 2[3]
Degree Requirements
CHS 101Introduction to Community Health Sciences3
CHS 102Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness3
CHS 200Introduction to Public Health Biology3
CHS 230Introduction to Environmental Health 33
CHS 280Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition3
Science 1
Electives
Select 15-18 units of the following:15-18
Bioethics
PEX/DAN (up to 2 units)
Or any transferable college-level units
Total Units60
1

If you place into ENG 102 or ENG 114, the additional 3 required units will become elective units. 

2

Course may also count toward degree requirements.  Please consult with Academic Advisement. 

3

Will substitute for CHS 330 at UNR.

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
English 5 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 4 3
Mathematics 5 3
Science 5 3
 Semester Total15
2nd semester
BIOL 190
190L
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory
4
CHS 101
Introduction to Community Health Sciences
or Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness
3
Elective 5 4
English 5 3
 Semester Total14
3rd semester
CHEM 121
General Chemistry I (with lab)
or General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers
4
CHS 200 Introduction to Public Health Biology 3
Elective 5 5
Social Science 4 3
 Semester Total15
4th semester
CHS 230 Introduction to Environmental Health 3 3
CHS 280 Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health 3
Electives 5 4
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 3
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 4 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60
4

See approved General Education list of the AA/AS Degree 

5

 See program recommendations or requirements