Arcadia, MCCC Agree on Path for Public Health Degrees

BLUE BELL PA – “A seamless, affordable pathway for students to earn their associate and bachelor degrees in public health” is being offered under a new program agreement jointly announced Thursday (June 16, 2022) by Arcadia University (at top) and Montgomery County Community College, the institutions said.

Arcadia, MCCC Agree on Path for Public Health Degrees
Representatives of both Arcadia University and Montgomery County Community College said they’re pleased to offer a new career pathway for public health

Under the agreement, students who complete an associate in science degree in public health at MCCC are assured of junior status in Arcadia’s bachelor of science in public health program. Full-time students will be able to complete their bachelor’s degree in four regular semesters at Arcadia. The university will accept a maximum of 75 credits from MCCC, providing substantial tuition savings, they added.

Professionals in public health promote and protect the health of the people and communities where they live and work. Careers can include jobs as health system administrators, medical and health service managers, health education specialists, regional planners, and public health program directors.

Arcadia said its bachelor degree program in public health equips students with the ability to study, research, and practice ways to improve health outcomes for communities and populations. Students will explore public health from different perspectives, including epidemiology and biostatistics, social and behavioral sciences, health care management and policy, and environmental health.

Students can benefit from the agreement “because it streamlines the transfer process,” according to Gloria Oikelome, MCCC vice president of academic affairs. It “maps out the courses they need to take during their educational journey through completion.”

For more information about MCCC’s associate in science degree in public health, send an e-mail to healthsciences@mc3.edu.

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