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Public Health

When you study public health at Normandale, you’ll cover a broad range of health, science and liberal arts courses.  

This foundation of core courses and electives will help prepare you for continued study at a four-year college or university to pursue your BS or BAS degree. The public health associate’s degree serves as a launchpad to a variety of health care-related educational opportunities and careers.

Where Will Public Health Take You?

With a public health degree, you’ll have a lot of options for your career path. Students enrolled in the Public Health (AS) degree will acquire all of the skills and knowledge needed to provide a smooth transition into health-related workplaces such as:​​​ 

  • Local health departments 
  • Hospitals 
  • Workplace wellness programs 
  • Government agencies 
  • Educational institutions 
  • Research organizations 
  • International development agencies 

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of health education specialists and community health workers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations. 

What Makes Our Public Health Program Unique?

Normandale is one of a select number of community colleges that offers a comprehensive, public health associate’s degree that seamlessly prepares you for your final two years at a college or university. 

Public Health Program Basics

Health Sciences Faculty

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