Public Health Science – Associate in Science Degree for Transfer to CSU

Top Code: 1201.00

The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer focuses on disease and injury prevention strategies for community and individual wellness. The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU within the health science field major and the completion of baccalaureate degree, with guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

Additionally, the Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer focuses on providing job related and introduction to the various career pathways within this field. The public health field includes disciplines such as patient health navigator, health education outreach, epidemiology, biostatistics, health services, environmental health, behavioral health, and occupational health. Skill competencies include knowledge of public health models, health risk assessments, health screenings, health promotion programming, and surveillance of disease outbreaks in a community.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.
  • a minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better, or P if the course is graded on a P/NP basis in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Program Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate the ability to comprehend, apply the multi-dimensional approach of public health sciences.
  2. Identify proactive factors for disease prevention and risk factors for disease and disability.
  3. Demonstrate and apply behavior-changing techniques to maximize health and wellness.
  4. Demonstrate the concepts of research, program planning and evaluation strategies.

Associate in Science Degree in Public Health Science for Transfer

Required Core Courses
HED 044HEALTH EDUCATION3
HED 050INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTH3
STAT 050ELEMENTARY STATISTICS4
BIOL 011GENERAL BIOLOGY4
or BIOL 011H HONORS GENERAL BIOLOGY
CHEM 002ACHEMISTRY - GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY I4-5
or CHEM 001A GENERAL CHEMISTRY AND CHEMICAL ANALYSIS I
PSYC 001INTRODUCTORY PSYCHOLOGY3
ANAT 025HUMAN ANATOMY4
PYSO 001HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY4
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Select one of the following:3
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
HUMAN NUTRITION
HUMAN SEXUALITY
HEALTH AND SOCIAL JUSTICE
DRUGS, HEALTH, AND SOCIETY
INTRODUCTORY SOCIOLOGY
Required Subtotal32-33
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern37-39
Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units)
Degree Total60

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General Education Requirements for the Associate in Science Degree for Transfer