Associate of Science Degree - Community Health Science Emphasis, Public Health Track

This emphasis 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.

 

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 Health3
NUTR 223Principles of Nutrition3
Science 1
Elective Requirements
Select 18-21 units of the following:18-21
PEX/DAN (up to 2 units)
Bioethics
Introduction to Statistics
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. 

Plan of Study Grid
1st semesterUnits
CHS 101 Introduction to Community Health Sciences 3
English 5 3
Fine Arts/Diversity 5 3
Mathematics 5 3
NUTR 223 Principles of Nutrition 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
English 5 3
Science 5 3
Elective 5 2
 Semester Total15
3rd semester
Social Science/Diversity 5 3
Elective 5 4
CHS 200
Introduction to Public Health Biology
or Introduction to Environmental Health
3
CHEM 121 General Chemistry I (and Lab) 4
 Semester Total14
4th semester
CHS 200
Introduction to Public Health Biology
or Introduction to Environmental Health
3
Electives or co-admission CHS 211 or CHS 280 at UNR and reverse transfer 5 10
U.S. and Nevada Constitutions/Humanities 3
 Semester Total16
 Total Units60
4

See approved General Education list of the AA/AS Degree 

5

 See program recommendations or requirements