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Public Health (BS) Program Assessment


The mission of York College’s undergraduate public health program is to engage in teaching, learning, scholarship and service to foster and sustain a healthier New York City and to promote culturally responsive, evidence-informed solutions to reduce disparities and promote health and wellness among urban populations.


  • To analyze the socioeconomic, behavioral, biological, environmental, and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
  • To apply the concepts of population health, and the basic processes, approaches, and interventions that identify and address the major health-related needs and concerns of population.
  • To compare and contrast the fundamental characteristics and organizational structures of the US health system as well as the differences in systems in other countries.
  • To describe the underlying science of human health and disease including opportunities for promoting and protecting health across the life course.
  • To develop an understanding of the history and philosophy of public health as well as its core values, concepts, and functions across the globe and in society.
  • To employ basic concepts of public health-specific communication, including technical and professional writing and the use of mass media and electronic technology.
  • To evaluate the basic concepts of legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and public health policy and the roles, influences, and responsibilities of the different agencies and branches of government.
  • To exercise the fundamental concepts and features of project implementation, including planning, assessment, and evaluation.
  • To explain the foundations of biological and life sciences and the concepts of health and disease.
  • To illustrate knowledge of the basic concepts, methods, and tools of public health data collection, use, and analysis and why evidence-based approaches are an essential part of public health practice.
  • To utilize the concepts and applications of basic statistics.

The Public Health (BS) Program is part of the school of Health Sciences and Professional Programs, Health and Human Performance Department