Public Health Science


Public Health Science

The Public Health program provides students with a foundation for a future career in public health, health education, and other health-related fields. Students will gain a broad-level understanding of individual, community and population health at the local, national and global levels. Upon completing the necessary coursework, students will be prepared to transfer and continue their education and career preparation at a four-year institution of higher learning.


Public Health Science, Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T)

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Students will be prepared for careers in a variety of settings, including hospitals, state, and local health departments, non-profit agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, health clinics, and international programs.


Public Health focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles, preventing disease, and protecting the health of both individuals and communities. Some of the many fields of public health include:

  • Community Health Planners
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Health Care Administrators
  • Health Educators
  • Health Safety Inspectors
  • Nutritionists
  • Occupational Health and Safety Professionals
  • Public Health Nurses
  • Public Health Policymakers
  • Scientists and Researchers

  • Advocacy
  • Health Risk Assessments & Evaluation
  • Health Promotion
  • Planning and Implementation
  • Surveillance of Disease Outbreaks
To explore potential jobs in this field of study, we strongly urge you to visit LBCC Career Center. Working with a career counselor, we will assess your strengths, skills, interests, and accomplishments to help you identify internship opportunities and career goals that match your educational and professional needs.


How long does it take to complete the program?

Depending on the number of units you take and whether you are a full-time or part-time student, completing a certificate program can take as little as one semester, and completing an associate degree program can take about two years.

Make a 30-minute appointment with an academic counselor to receive services in educational plans, transcript evaluation, and career planning.

Who are the counselors for public health science majors?


Please visit the Counseling Office for Academic Counseling, Career Exploration, Educational Planning, College Transfer, Student Resources, and many others to help you achieve your educational goals.

How much does the program cost?

Please visit Financial Aid for tuition cost and Federal Work Study information.

How to transfer and lookup comparable course listings?

To help determine if courses taken at other schools are comparable to Long Beach City College courses, please visit LBCC Transfer Evaluation System (TES).

For more information, please visit LBCC Transfer Center.

How do I receive my degree or certificate after I finish the coursework?

You will need to complete an application for your degree or certificate and submit that application to the LBCC Admissions & Records office. Read how to apply for graduation and receive your degree or certificate for more details.