Public Health - Associate of Public Health
Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements and elective credits to total at least 60 credits. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.
|Area I: Communications|
|English Composition - Level 1|
|ENGL 111G||Rhetoric and Composition||4|
|English Composition - Level 2|
|ENGL 203G||Business and Professional Communication||3|
|or ENGL 211G||Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|or ENGL 218G||Technical and Scientific Communication|
|COMM 253G||Public Speaking||3|
|or COMM 265G||Principles of Human Communication|
|Area II: Mathematics|
|Choose one from the following: 1, 2, 3||3|
|Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences||3|
|Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences||3|
|Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences||10-11|
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 4
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences (3 credits) 5
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 4, 5
|Area V: Humanities|
|Choose one from the following:||3|
|Perspectives on Film||3|
|Literature and Culture||3|
|Roots of Modern Europe||3|
|Global History to 1500||3|
|Global History Since 1500||3|
|Introduction to Early American History||3|
|Introduction to Recent American History||3|
|The Art of Wondering||3|
|The Quest for God||3|
|Introduction to Philosophy||3|
|Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts|
|Choose one from the following:||3|
|Orientation in Art||3|
|An Introduction to Music||3|
|History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures||3|
|The World of Theatre||3|
|General Education Elective 6||4|
|Related Requirements 7|
Other related requirements may be approved by the department.
|Select 12 credits of electives from the following:||12|
|Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care||3|
|Introductory Anatomy and Physiology||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|Introduction to Child Advocacy||3|
|Human Growth and Behavior||3|
|Dental Public Health Education||3|
|Business and Professional Communication||3|
|Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships||3|
|Media and Society||3|
|Contemporary Social Problems||3|
|Introduction to Social Welfare||3|
|Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 2||3|
|Elementary Spanish I||3-4|
or SPAN 213
|Spanish for Heritage Learners II|
|Technical Requirements 8||15|
|Personal Health and Wellness 9||3|
|Overview of Health and Community Services 10||3|
|Service Learning Experience in Human and Community Services 11||3-4|
|Foundations of Health Education 10,11||3|
|Essentials of Public Health 10||3|
MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra meets this program’s core requirements, however it does not satisfy the New Mexico General Education Requirements. A grade of C- or better is required for MATH 120.
Students transferring to the BPH degree program are required to take STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences and receive a minimum grade of B.
A Mathematics course is required for this degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter that course first.
Area III: Laboratory Science Courses:
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences Courses
See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.
"G" courses may be counted as "Related Requirements" and General Education" requirements, but students must have a total of 60 credits to complete the degree.
A grade of C- or better is required in all courses listed under Technical Requirements. The CHSS and PHLS courses listed here may be applied toward the bachelor’s degree program in Public Health at NMSU.
PHLS 150G is a Technical Requirement for the Associate of Public Health AND an Area IV General Education Requirement. It may be counted for both, but students must complete a total of 60 credits to earn the degree.
Courses align with those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.
PHLS 275 Foundations of Health Education is a prerequisite for this course. The Associate of Public Health requires 3 credits (90 hours of service learning.) Students may elect to also seek the Community Health Worker certificate, which requires 4 credits (120 total hours of service-learning.)