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In fall 2009, Howard Community College becomes the first two-year college in the nation offering an arts and sciences associate of arts transfer degree program in public health, a dynamic field that focuses on saving lives through disease and injury prevention strategies.

In fall 2009, Howard Community College becomes the first two-year college in the nation offering an arts and sciences associate of arts transfer degree program in public health, a dynamic field that focuses on saving lives through disease and injury prevention strategies. This program is intended for students planning to transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor's degree in public health. The curriculum has been developed to articulate with the health administration and policy program public health track at the University of Maryland-Baltimore County. The field of public health includes challenging disciplines such as epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, behavioral health and occupational health. Recently, public health service organizations have been in the news for their role in surveillance of disease outbreaks, health screenings and risk assessments. Career opportunities are growing, as well as the number of undergraduates declaring public health as a major. The development of the transfer degree program in public health was spearheaded by Jeanette Jeffrey, a Howard Community College associate professor as well as an adjunct faculty member at UMBC.
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