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Public Health, A.S.

Create a Healthier World at DCC

Play a vital role in keeping your community healthy. Enter the most rapidly growing sector in the country with a Public Health degree from DCC.


credits to earn your degree

4.6 million

new healthcare jobs by 2028

What You’ll Study in Our Public Health Program

Did you find yourself wishing you could do more to help during the COVID-19 pandemic? You could be destined to work in public health, and DCC will help get you there.

From educating and improving outcomes to identifying and monitoring disease, public health workers play an essential role in ensuring the vitality of communities. DCC gives you the skills to protect the health of populations and promote wellness habits and behaviors.

DCC’s Public Health degree is designed for students who intend to continue their studies in a baccalaureate program. Our program can help you make a real and significant impact on public health—at the community level or across the globe.


Sample Courses

PBH 101: Introduction to Public Health
The role of the public health system will be illustrated by describing issues confronting New York State.

PBH 102: Promoting Healthy People and Communities
How health promotion strategies influence healthy behaviors, healthy people and healthy communities.

PBH 203: Concepts of Epidemiology
The science of epidemiology, including the role of epidemiology in public health.


Where Do Public Health Grads Go?

Contact Us

Office of Admissions

101 Orcutt Student Services Center
Mon. - Thurs., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Phone: (845) 431-8010

53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601