Public Health

Associate in Science Transfer Degree Public Health Science 32-33 units

The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree is designed as a pathway for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science or similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students completing this degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major.

With the completion of this program, students will demonstrate knowledge of the basic research methods in public health, knowledge of the major theoretical and philosophical trends in public health, knowledge of the major primary sources in various public health areas, critical analysis and problem solving skills, and effective writing ability.

An Associate in Science Transfer degree in Public Health Science may be earned by completing 60 semester units of CSU transferrable coursework, including the major requirements and CSU or IGETC GE-breadth requirements, with a minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. Students must complete all courses required for the major with a minimum grade of C.

Required Core Courses (29-30 units)

4 units MATH-164 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

3 units HED-110 Introduction to Public Health

3 units HED-120 Education for Healthful Living

4 units BIOSC-110 Introduction to Biological Science

4 units BIOSC-132 Human Anatomy

4 units BIOSC-134 Human Physiology

3 units PSYCH-220 General Psychology

and either

4 units CHEM-119 Introductory Chemistry


5 units CHEM-120 General College Chemistry I

List A: Select 1 course from the following (3 units):

3 units ECON-220 Introduction to Macroeconomic Principle

3 units ECON-221 Introduction to Microeconomic Principles

3 units BIOSC-160 Nutrition

3 units SOCIO-220 Introduction to Sociology

3 units PSYCH-120 Human Sexuality