University General Course Catalog 2022-2023 
    Jun 07, 2023  
University General Course Catalog 2022-2023

Public Health, B.S. (WNC)

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Students who start their career at Western Nevada College may complete a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Public Health by following the course of study described below.

WNC Program to be completed - Associate of Arts

  • 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 Public Health, B.S.  program description for more information on degree requirements.

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

WNC Counseling Services 
(775) 445-3267
Carson City, Bristlecone 103

To ensure a successful transition to the University and graduation in four years, students must work with academic advisors at UNR and WNC 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 WNC 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 (16 units)

  • ENG 101 -  Composition I (3 units)
  • MATH 126 - Precalculus I (3 units) *
  • BIOL 190 - Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology (4 units) *
  • Social Science (3 units)
  • Elective (3 units)

Associate’s Second Semester (16-17 units)

  • (3 units) *
  • ENG 102 - Composition II (3 units) 
  • CHEM 121 - General Chemistry I(4 units) *
  • Fine Arts (3 units)
  • Choose one of the following: *

  • BIOL 191 - Introduction to Organismal Biology (4 units)
  • ENV 101 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3 units)
  • NUTR 223 - Principles of Nutrition (3 units)

Associate’s Third Semester (12-13 units)

Associate’s Fourth Semester (14-16 units)

  • PHIL 210 World Religions (3 units) (WNC Liberal Arts, UNR Diversity & Equity/Global Contexts) *
  • U.S. & Nevada Constitution (3 units)
  • 200-Level ANTH, ECON, HDFS, PHIL, PSC, PSY, or SW (3 units) OR
  • GEOG 200 (3 units) (WNC Liberal Arts/UNR Related Disciplines)
  • Electives (2-3 units)

Choose one of the following (not already taken) *

  • CHEM 122: General Chemistry II (4 units)
  • BIOL 191: introduction to Organismal Biology (4 units)
  • CHEM 220: Introductory Organic Chemistry (4 units)
  • NUTR 223: Principles of Nutrition (3 units)

Bachelor’s Fifth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Sixth Semester (15 units)

Bachelor’s Seventh Semester (15 units)

  • (3 units) CO14
  • 300-400 Level Related Disciplines (3 units)
  • Capstone Integration & Synthesis (3 units) CO13
  • 300-400 Level Additional Science & Math (3 units)
  • Elective (3 units)

Bachelor’s Eighth Semester (15 units)

  • 300-400 Level Additional Science & Math (3 units)
  • Public Health Elective (3 units)
  • General Elective (6 units)
  • 300-400 Level Related Disciplines (3 units) 


* Course fulfills specific program requirements for the bachelor’s degree.
** Students must complete the course at UNR. Please see the Silver State Transfer Program or reverse transfer link listed above in the Contact Information section.

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.

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