Program Description

Are you interested in being a part of positive change through community work? The Public Health program at Cecil College provides the skills necessary for effective community work in the areas of research, the environment, health care, and public policy. Our students gain valuable expertise in the field of public health that will enable them to work collaboratively with a broad range of other public health experts in their area of interest.

Degree Programs

Public Health with Areas of Concentration (Associate of Science)

The Associate of Science in Public Health offers students a flexible degree program designed to provide a sound base of foundational credit coursework and additional career specific studies and/or competencies in the discipline of public health. Through a combination of general education requirements, core electives, specific public health studies, and a final capstone assignment, graduates are prepared to enter the workforce and/or pursue further education in the field of public health.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Certificate Programs

Health Navigator – Public Health Generalist

The Health Navigator Certificate program will offer students, who are currently working in the healthcare industry, the opportunity to prepare for work in the field of healthcare advocacy, as a health navigator, working with patients and their families in various settings (hospital systems, physician groups, patient advocacy organizations, insurance companies). Students have the option to continue their studies to earn the Associate of Science in Public Health.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Public Health for Healthcare Professionals

The Public Health Certificate program will offer students, who are currently working as healthcare professionals, the opportunity to gain a comprehensive overview of population health and its application in various settings. This certificate program will provide students with the background and knowledge needed to pursue future work in the public health sector.

Required Courses & Learning Outcomes

See a list of required courses and learning outcomes for this program in the college catalog.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a public health worker do?

Public health workers are employed in a variety of settings including community health departments, health care agencies, public policy and environmental agencies, and research. Some public health workers are health educators that assist individuals and communities to adopt healthy behaviors. They also serve as community advocates to help communities identify resources.

Are there career opportunities in public health?

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, there is an estimated 54 thousand job openings for public health workers nationwide.

What are some of the career opportunities for a public health degree?

Community health worker, health educator, healthcare administrator, research analyst, health services manager or administrator, government policy analyst, health education specialist, health promotion specialist, environmental specialist, and field investigator.

Admissions & Advising

Cecil College is an open enrollment institution. Get more information, find out how to apply, or meet with an advisor.

Transfer

Whether transferring coursework to Cecil College or transferring your completed degree or certificate to a four-year institution, transfer is a viable option to help meet your educational goals.

Transfer information for Maryland colleges and universities is available through the Articulation System of Maryland (ARTSYS) website at www.artsys.usmd.edu. Additional transfer information can be found on the Transfer Agreements page.

Faculty

Cecil College’s faculty across the curriculum in the Public Health programs hold advanced degrees in their fields and bring a wide array of healthcare and public health experience into the classroom.

Website Privacy Policy

Cecil College maintains this website to inform you of the many offerings and activities pertinent to the institution. We appreciate the trust you place in Cecil College, and we are committed to respecting your privacy and the security of your personal information. Our privacy statement, dated October 2006, describes the information we collect and how we use it. When using this site, you agree to the terms and conditions listed in the statement.

Privacy Statement

For each visitor to our web site, the web server automatically recognizes the visitor’s domain name. We do not link IP addresses to personally identifiable information. No marketing databases are created as a result of your visit, nor are there any commercial uses made of any such data.

Cecil College does collect the following information:

  1. the domain name of visitors to our web page.
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The information collected is used:

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