Public Health Science
Public Health Science is a critical field in today's world. The courses in this program provide students with the skills to think critically and solve problems in regards to major concepts in community health and personal wellness. The degree focuses on providing job-based skills and an introduction to the disciplines within the Public Health field.
MSJC offers a range of course work to prepare students for the workforce or to transfer to four-year colleges and universities. All four-year institutions prescribe their own standards for course evaluation and admissions. Courses that fulfill major requirements for an associate degree in this program might not be the same as those required for transfer into a similar major at a four-year university.
Transfer students are advised to do research on prospective majors and careers through the Career/Transfer Center and the MSJC catalog. Students interested in transferring to CSU’s or UC’s can access major preparation by visiting http://www.assist.org. All students are advised to meet with a counselor at least once a semester to create or update their comprehensive education plan.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of lifestyle behaviors on human health and wellness.
- Evaluate dietary and exercise patterns.
- Communicate effectively how lifestyle behaviors affect various disease states.
- Develop a plan to meet personal health and wellness goals.
Discover in-demand careers and education options based on your interests! See the list of careers below or explore further by searching for Careers or Programs.
Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer. Labor market statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, US Census Bureau, O-NET, EMSI.
|Career/Industries||CA Annual Median Salary or Range||Employment Demand or Opening CA|
|Community Health Workers (A, B, M)||$44,390||5,720|
|Epidemiologist (B, M, D)||$70,990||8,000|
|Health Educators (A, B)||$57,030||8,000|
(degree required: SM some college, C: Certificate, A: Associate degree, B: Bachelor’s degree, M: Master’s degree, D: Doctorate)