Public Health (A.S.)

Public Health is the science of protecting and improving the health of entire populations.  Public Health professionals engage in research, disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases.

The Public Health degree focuses on preparing you to transfer to a senior college program in Public Health. You will student the history, philosophy, and core concepts of public health service.  In addition, you will learn the basic concepts of scientific inquiry and evidence-based research applied to public health service.
The Public Health degree is a specialized degree that will set you on the path to becoming a Public Health professional.


Upon completion of your bachelor’s degree in Public Health, you can pursue an entry level position as Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, Public Health Advocate, Environmental Health Advocate, Public Health Nutritionist, Biostatistician, or Public Health Inspector.

Transfer Options

You can transfer to CUNY colleges such as York, Hunter, Lehman and Brooklyn College or to private schools such as Long Island University Brooklyn and Hofstra to major in Public Health. BMCC has articulation agreements with several four year colleges to allow you to seamlessly continue your education studies there.

Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements

General Electives1

Choose 6 credits from the following:

Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


  1. These credits can be satisfied by taking STEM variants in the Common Core.
  2. No more than two courses in any discipline or interdisciplinary field can be used to satisfy Flexible Core requirements.

Please note, these requirements are effective the 2018-2019 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your program requirements.

Health Education Dept.

199 Chambers Street, Room N-798
New York, NY 10007
Phone: (212) 220-1453

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