Registration Advice to Transfer Students


Professionals with Public Health knowledge are increasingly called upon to address population-based health issues, and the demand for leaders in this field continues to grow.

Public Health is a coordinated, committed effort that:
· Tackles current issues such as Bioterrorism, West Nile Virus,
· Violence Prevention, Health Disparities, and Obesity
· Prevents epidemics and the spread of disease
· Protects against environmental hazards
· Prevents injuries
· Promotes and encourages healthy behaviors
· Responds to disasters and assists community recovery
· Assures the quality and accessibility of health services

The Public Health major at the University at Albany is a restricted major.  Students must satisfy admission prerequisites and be admitted into the major in order to progress through the coursework. 

As a transfer student it is important for you to use your Degree Audit Report (DARS) to determine what you’ve already completed and what is left for you to finish at Albany.  The MAP (Major Academic Pathway) shows how the Public Health major might be completed in four years.  As you do this, please consider the following information that we have found to be important to transfer students:

  1. Introductory and admission courses:  The following required courses should be completed as soon as possible.
    1. ABIO 120
    2. AMAT 108 – admission requires you earn a grade of “B” or better
    3. APHI 115


Upon successful completion of these courses, students may apply using this application:


  1. Minor:   Public Health majors are required to complete a minor.  Plan to take at least one course in your first semester toward a minor or possible minor.

Please complete and submit your Educational Plan based on this information.  You will be registered for classes by your academic advisor, and your schedule will be finalized when you meet at Orientation or when classes begin.



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