University General Course Catalog 2018-2019 
    Aug 14, 2020  

Community Health Sciences (Public Health Specialization), B.S. (TMCC)

Students who start their career at Truckee Meadows Community College may complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Community Health Sciences (Public Health Specialization) by following the course of study described below.  

TMCC Program to be completed - Associate of Science, Community Health Sciences Emphasis

  • A candidate for a bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 120 units, at least 40 of which must be in courses numbered 300 or above. A minimum of 60 units must be taken at a 4-year institution with a minimum of 30 units (300-level or above) in residence at the University of Nevada, Reno. 
  • Students who graduate from a Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) community college with an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, or an Associate of Business degree automatically fulfill lower-division general education requirements (CO1-8) at the University unless specific general education courses are required for completion of the student’s major program.
  • To find out how other courses transfer, visit the course equivalency guide.
  • See the Community Health Sciences (Public Health Specialization), B.S. program description  for a four-year recommended schedule for completion of degree requirements.

NOTE: This transfer agreement has been created specifically for the programs listed above and only applies to students who complete the associate’s degree listed. If the associate’s degree is not earned, or a new program is selected, the transfer and articulation of listed courses, as well as fulfilled degree requirements, could be impacted.

Contact Information

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Center
(775) 784-4700 option 2
Fitzgerald Student Services Building, Second Floor

Division of Health Sciences Advising 
(775) 682-5930
OSN 104

TMCC Academic Advisement 
(775) 673-7062
Red Mountain Building, Room 111

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and TMCC throughout their career.

Students may earn an Associate of Arts, Associate of Science or Associate of Business degree after transferring to the University via reverse transfer . Talk with an academic advisor at TMCC and/or UNR about this opportunity.

The Co-Admission program may provide the least costly route to a bachelors degree, including personalized academic advising from both institutions, certainty on how your specific courses will transfer and the exchange of transcripts between institutions at no additional cost to you.

Recommended Schedule

For information about the Core Objectives (CO) 1-14, please visit the Core Curriculum  chapter in the catalog.

Associate’s First Semester (15 units)

  • ENG 101 - Composition I (3 units) OR
  • ENG 113 - Composition I for International Students (3 units)
  • MATH 126 - Pre-Calculus I (3 units) CO2 *
  • Fine Arts/Diversity (3 units) CO7
  • NUTR 223 - Principles of Nutrition (3 units) CO4 (satisfies Othe Required Courses at UNR) *
  • CHS 101 - Introduction to Community Health Sciences (3 units) * OR
  • CHS 102 - Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness (3 units) *

Associate’s Second Semester (17 units)

  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) CO1, CO3 OR
  • ENG 114 - Composition II For International Students (3 units) CO1, CO3
  • Science (4 units) CO4L Required: CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I (4 units) CO4L *
  • BIOL 190 - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 units) CO4 * AND
  • BIOL 190L - Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Laboratory (1 unit) CO4L *
  • TMCC Diversity (3 units) CO10
  • CHS 101 - Introduction to Community Health Sciences (3 units) * OR
  • CHS 102 - Foundations of Personal Health and Wellness (3 units) *

Associate’s Third Semester (13 units)

  • CHS 200 - Introduction to Public Health Biology (3 units) *
  • Science (3 units) CO4, CO4L
  • Social Science (3 units) CO6
  • U.S. and Nevada Constitutions (3 units) CO8

Associate’s Fourth Semester (15-16)

  • CHS 230 - Introduction to Environmental Health (3 units) *
  • CHS 280 - Introduction to Biostatistics in Public Health (3 units) *
  • Humanities (3 units) CO5
  • Elective (3-4 units) Required: Choose from BIOL, CHEM, or NUTR (satisfies Other Required Courses at UNR) *
  • Elective (3 units)

Bachelor’s Fifth Semester (15-16 units)

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (12-14 units)

  • CHS Major Elective (6 units)
  • General Elective (4-5 units
  • Electives in Other Related Discipline (3 units)


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.

Disclaimer: The provisions of this transfer agreement do not constitute a contract, expressed or implied, between any applicant or student and the University of Nevada, Reno. The university reserves the right to make changes in degree requirements, degree offerings, schedules, course offerings, and other university standards to meet circumstances which may arise after publishing this information online.