Public Health - Associate of Public Health

(60 credits)

Core Requirements
Area I: Communications
ENGL 111GRhetoric and Composition 14
ENGL 203GBusiness and Professional Communication 13
or ENGL 211G Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences
or ENGL 218G Technical and Scientific Communication
COMM 253GPublic Speaking 13
or COMM 265G Principles of Human Communication
Area II: Mathematics
MATH 120Intermediate Algebra 1,2,33
or MATH 121G College Algebra
or MATH 142G Calculus for the Biological and Management Sciences
or STAT 251G Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences
Area III: Laboratory Sciences
Select two from two different departments from the following:8
The Planets 14
Introduction to Astronomy
Human Biology
and Human Biology Laboratory 1
Natural History of Life
and Natural History of Life Laboratory
Cellular and Organismal Biology
and Cellular and Organismal Biology Laboratory
Introduction to Computer Science 14
Principles and Applications of Chemistry 14
General Chemistry I
Geography of the Natural Environment 14
Introductory Geology 14
The Dynamic Earth
The Great Ideas of Physics 14
General Physics I
and General Physics I Laboratory
Areas IV & V: Social/Behavioral Sciences and Humanities and Fine Arts 6
PHLS 150GPersonal Health and Wellness 13
Select a total of 12 additional credits from Areas IV and V:12
Area IV: Social/Behavioral Sciences - Select 3-6 credits from the following:
Survey of Food and Agricultural Issues 13
Human Ancestors 13
Introduction to World Cultures 13
Introduction to Anthropology 13
World Archaeology 13
Introduction to Language and Cultural Anthropology 13
Human Growth and Behavior 13
Introduction to Criminal Justice 13
Introduction to Economics 13
Principles of Macroeconomics 13
Principles of Microeconomics 13
World Regional Geography 13
Culture and Environment 13
American National Government 13
Introduction to Political Science 13
American Political Issues 13
International Political Issues 13
Media and Society 13
Introduction to Language 13
Introduction to Psychology 13
Introductory Sociology 13
Contemporary Social Problems 13
Introduction to Social Welfare 13
Introduction to Women s Studies 13
Representing Women Across Cultures 13
Area V: Humanities and Fine Arts - Select 6-9 credits from the following:
Orientation in Art 13
Visual Concepts 13
Dance Appreciation 13
Perspectives on Film 13
Literature and Culture 13
Roots of Modern Europe 13
Modern Europe 13
Introduction to Early American History 13
Introduction to Recent American History 13
An Introduction to Music 13
History of Jazz in Popular Music: A Blending of Cultures 13
The Art of Wondering 13
The Quest for God 13
Introduction to Philosophy 13
Informal Logic 13
Ethics 13
The World of Theatre 13
Related Requirements
Select 12 credits of electives from the following: 12
Medical Terminology3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care3
Human Ancestors 13
Introductory Anatomy and Physiology 14
Introductory Microbiology 13
Human Anatomy and Physiology I 14
Human Anatomy and Physiology II 14
Introduction to Child Advocacy3
Human Growth and Behavior 13
Educational Psychology 13
College/Life Success3
Dental Public Health Education3
Business and Professional Communication 13
Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships3
Human Nutrition 13
Media and Society 13
Contemporary Social Problems 13
Introduction to Social Welfare 13
Statistics for Business and the Behavioral Sciences 1,33
Technical Requirements 4
CHSS 101Overview of Health and Community Services 13
CHSS 299Service Learning Experience in Human and Community Services 13
PHLS 275Foundations of Health Education 1,53
PHLS 295Essentials of Public Health 13
Total Credits60

Courses are identical to those offered at New Mexico State University Las Cruces (main) Campus.


While MATH 120 Intermediate Algebra meets this program’s core requirements, it does not satisfy the New Mexico General Education Common Core.


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 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 275 Foundations of Health Education is a prerequisite for this course.


 Student must have at least nine credits in either Area IV or Area V