Public Health (A.S.)

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A degree in Public Health, the science of protecting and improving the health of entire populations, will provide you with many possibilities.  Public Health professionals engage in research, disease and injury prevention, and detecting, preventing and responding to infectious diseases. You could work in a school, hospital, government agency or corporation. If you choose to continue on to a four year college, you will find that there are many specialties, such as infectious disease control, drug and alcohol problems, nutrition, environmental health, global health issues and many more.

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.

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.

Explore Careers

BMCC is committed to  students’ long-term success and will help you explore professional opportunities. Undecided? No problem. The college offers Career Coach for salary and employment information, job postings and a self-discovery assessment to help students find their academic and career paths. Visit Career Express to make an appointment with a career advisor, search for jobs or sign-up for professional development activities with the Center for Career Development. Students can also visit the Office of Internships and Experiential Learning to gain real world experience in preparation for a four-year degree and beyond. These opportunities are available to help BMCC students build a foundation for future success.

Explore career paths for Public Health (pdf)


Public Health Academic Program Maps

Required Common Core

Flexible Core2

Curriculum Requirements


General Electives1

Choose 6 credits from the following:

Total Curriculum Requirements
Total Program Requirements


Please note, these requirements are effective the 2021-2022 catalog year. Please check your DegreeWorks account for your specific degree requirements as when you began at BMCC will determine your 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.

Health Studies Department

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