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Public Health, A.S.

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Students in the Department of Public Health may receive an Associate in Science in Public Health.  The AS degree is a stepping stone to a Bachelor of Science in Public Health.  A minor in Public Health is available as well as an endorsement for School Health Education.   

Total Program Credits: 60

General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5)   
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following:1 3
  STAT 1040 Introduction to Statistics (recommended for Social Science majors) (3)
  STAT 1045 Introduction to Statistics with Algebra (5)
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (recommended for Business, Education, Science, and Health Professions majors) (4)
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5)
  MATH 1090 College Algebra (recommended for Business majors) (3)
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or EXSC 1097 Fitness for Life  (2)
Distribution Courses
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4)  
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 25 Credits
  NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
  HLTH 2600 Drugs Behavior and Society 3
  ZOOL 1090 Human Sexuality  3
Complete 6 credits of the following  
  HLTH 1200 First Aid 3
  HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 3
  HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
Complete 10 cadditional credits of any course level 1000 or higher 10
  Or any other department approved 1000 or 2000 level course

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 60 semester credits.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.50 or above with no grade lower than a C- in core courses.
  3. Residency hours-- minimum of 20 credit hours through course attendance at UVU.
  4. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.


1 Students majoring in Healthcare Administration must complete one of the following: MATH 1050, MATH 1055, or MATH 1090. Students majoring in Public Health must complete one of the following: STAT 1040, STAT 1045, MATH 1050, or MATH 1055. 

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HLTH 1100 or EXSC 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
American Institutions   3
Fine Arts   3
Physical Science   3
  Semester total: 14
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing 3
HLTH 2600 Drugs, Behavior, and Society 3
STAT 1040 or STAT 1045 or MATH 1050 or MATH 1055 or MATH 1090 Introduction to Statistics or College Algebra or College Algebra for Business 3
NUTR 1020 Foundations of Human Nutrition 3
Social Science (HLTH 2800 Recommended) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1610 General Biology or College Biology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
Humanities   3
Third Science   3
HLTH Electives (See Advisor) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 1200 First Aid 3
HLTH 2400 Concepts of Stress Management 3
HLTH 2800 Human Sexuality 3
Unrestricted electives 7
  Semester total: 16
  Degree total: 60


Public Health

The Public Health department is in the College of Health and Public Services . To find the most up-to-date information, including Program Learning Outcomes for degree programs offered by the Public Health department, visit their website.

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