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Public Health

If you are interested in health education, the health of your community, preventing disease and working with public entities on all of these issues, then a degree in public health science might interest you. You’ll learn how to work in the field to help people and communities adopt healthy behavior, conduct research for medical personnel and organizations to address community health needs and more. The Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer degree will prepare you to continue your studies at a California State University school.



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Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science in Public Health

Course Number Course Title Units
PH10 Personal Health and Wellness 3
PH20 Introduction to Public Health 3
STAT10 Elementary Statistics 4
BIOL1 General Biology 4
CHEM10 Introduction to Chemistry 4
CHEM24A General Chemistry I 5
PSYCH1 Introduction to Psychology 3
BIOL20 Human Anatomy 4
BIOL22 Human Physiology 4


Course Number Course Title Units
ECON4 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON2 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
NF15 Nutrition I: Introduction to Nutrition Science 3
PH30 Health and Social Justice 3
PH40 Drugs, Health and Society 3
SOC10 Introduction to Sociology 3



With an associate’s degree, students become eligible for careers such as:

  • Community Health Worker - $42,142
  • Outreach Coordinator - $43,009
  • Health Navigator - $38,037
  • Wellness Coach - $43,174


With further study, students can explore careers including:

  • Epidemiologist - $89,479
  • Biostatistician - $79,290
  • Research Associate - $47,720
  • Health Analyst - $76,369
  • Environmental Health Specialist - $79,780
  • Disaster Management - $98,220
  • Public Health Nurse - $58,227
  • Public Health Physician - $235,175
  • Researcher - $86,000
  • Health Educator - $64,253

Source: PublicHealthOnline.org, EnvironmentalScience.org and Erieri.com


Public Health News

‘We need an army’: Hiring of coronavirus trackers seen as key to curbing disease spread- STAT NEWS

How Do We Exit The Shutdown? Hire An Army Of Public Health Workers- Kaiser Health News

Public Health Service Needs Ready Reserve To Back-Fill Jobs, Advocates Say- NPR


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Sarah Davila
(909) 652-7726

Sara Davila

Sarah Davila began her education as a California Community College Student at Mount San Antonio Community College. She then transferred to Cal Poly, Pomona where she earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies. Sarah then earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) Degree at Claremont Graduate University's School of Community and Global Health. She is currently working on a Ph.D in Health Promotion Sciences with a concentration in Public Health at Claremont Graduate University. Her passion lies in health promotion and education as well as research in health disparities in California's Latinx populations. 

Contact: sarah.davila@Chaffey.edu