UC Clermont

Public Health

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Why study Public Health?

Public Health is the science of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting the health of people and communities through organized efforts to educate, develop policy, conduct scientific research and regulate health systems. The Public Health Associates degree offers a versatile education that examines emerging issues in public health, the social and behavioral aspects of preventing disease, environmental health concepts, the changing U.S. health care system, and the monitoring of diseases in the community. The Associates degree program was designed to seamlessly transition to the University of Cincinnati Interdisciplinary Bachelors of Public Health degree.

A degree major in public health provides students an understanding of the principles of public health as well as emerging issues in public health that affect our global society. This program of study integrates key aspects of preventing disease, prolonging life, and promoting health through people, organizations, and community. There are many facets of public health – from improving access to healthcare, controlling infectious diseases, reducing environmental hazards to working toward decreasing substance abuse. Students can select from a pool of public health elective courses, with the assistance of an academic advisor, to create a personalized learning plan.

Admission Requirements

This program is open to all students with a high school diploma or GED and the desire to succeed in college. Although admission is open, students accepted into the program must meet the academic standards of the program to advance to upper levels of study. 

As a first-year student, you will complete an English assessment and a mathematics placement test if you have not obtained the minimum ACT/SAT score required for exemption. These assessments do not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete these assessments before you register for English or mathematics courses.  

As a transfer or transition student, an Academic Advisor will determine if any English or mathematics assessment is necessary due to previous standardized tests (ACT/SAT) or coursework.

Public Health students must be good communicators and like working with people. They need to be able to comfortably speak to individuals and groups and must have excellent writing skills. Further more, those majoring in public health are usually committed to their own health and are excited about helping others improve theirs. Creativity is a real plus for public health workers, as it often takes creative thinking to motivate and help individuals or communities to change health behaviors

Academic advising is an essential part of your educational experience.  We are committed to providing advice and assistance throughout your academic journey. You and your advisor work together to create an academic plan based on your goals.    Questions? Email us at clermont.advising@uc.edu or call 513-732-5205 to schedule an appointment.

UC Clermont students have access to free tutoring and academic support services through a collaboration with UC’s Learning Commons. The Learning Commons provides centralized academic support for all University of Cincinnati students by bringing together faculty, best-practices in teaching and learning, and hundreds of outstanding peer educators to create flexible academic success programming. Free services available to UC Clermont students through Learning Commons include academic coaching, success skills workshops, and tutoring in writing, math, science and more. All services are available virtually for spring semester. 

Academic Writing Center (AWC) - The AWC can help with any writing assignment for any course and at any stage of the writing process. The AWC is not course-specific and can help with discipline-specific documents, as well as non-course-based writing. Schedule a one-on-one appointment with a trained writing tutor or submit your paper through email for feedback. 

Math & Science Support Center (MASS) - The MASS Center offers virtual study tables for many undergraduate mathematics and science courses. Study tables provide a collaborative learning space so that students can learn from their peers who have excelled (the table leader) as well as their fellow class members attending the study table. No appointment is necessary for these scheduled group tutoring sessions

Peer Tutoring - Peer tutoring sessions are one-on-one with a subject-specific tutor to answer questions in more than 300 undergraduate courses including subjects such as math, science, languages, business and writing. Schedule appointments up to 7 days in advance for one-hour, 90-minute or two-hour session. If you notice your desired course is not offered, please let us know

Academic Coaching – Academic coaches help students get organized and learn to be efficient and effective with their study time during one-on-one sessions. Academic Coaches will work with you on new strategies or exercises to try before the next meeting and later meetings allow tailoring new approaches to develop the best study and test taking habits for your unique goals and strengths. Schedule one-hour sessions as often as once per week. 

Success Skills Workshops – Success Skills Workshops are free one-hour sessions that focus on skills students need to be successful in college (study skills, note-taking, motivation, etc.). While there is no shortcut to success, the goal of the workshops is to empower students to identify and apply academic habits and soft skills through a deeper understanding and purpose of them. When you RSVP for a workshop, you will be able to register for the upcoming workshops one at a time and up to nine days prior to the workshop date. 

Developmental math and English course tutoring services – UC Clermont provides free tutoring services for students enrolled in Preparatory Composition (ENGL 0099), Mathematical Literacy (MATH 0029), Fundamentals of Algebra (MATH 0030), Introductory Algebra (MATH 0031) and Intermediate Algebra (MATH 0034). Information about these services is provided in the course syllabi.

 

The UC Clermont campus is located on 91 wooded acres in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. Our faculty-to-student ratio is low. You will find small class sizes and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. 

Our faculty members have received top honors from students for displaying the extra concern and attention needed to promote student academic success.

In order to graduate from UC Clermont, a student must:

  • Complete all required course work and program requirements. 

  • Obtain at least a 2.0 university grade point average. Please note if you enroll in a transfer or transition program, a higher grade point average will be required to successfully transfer or transition to the baccalaureate program. 

  • Be in good academic standing; that is, not on academic or disciplinary probation or suspension. 

  • Meet the college's residency requirement of 20 semester credit hours. 

  • File formal application for the degree by the posted semester of graduation deadline.

We accept transfer applications all year long, and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend. 

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the appropriate assessments prior to enrolling.

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513)?556-2069 for details or email international.admissions@uc.edu with questions. 

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information,?visit the?Admissions?webpage.

The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Contact Information

Admissions
Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
(513) 732-5319
clermont.admissions@uc.edu

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