Program Overview

The Associates Degree of Transfer in Public Health Science prepares students for advanced study in public health and community health education. Students explore and make sense of the complex, dynamic forces that affect human and population health at the local, national and global levels. Students will explore the environmental, social, behavioral and political drivers of chronic and infectious diseases, health disparities, premature death, disease epidemics and strategies for addressing these issues. After acquiring skills, students can choose to pursue advanced study in public health or health education, or work in the field of community health education in a variety of settings including public schools, community clinics, hospitals and medical centers, and government public health agencies.

Program Requirements

Required Core (29-31 units) Units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability & Statistics 4 units
HSCI 100 General Health Science 3 units
HSCI 135 Introduction to Public Health 3 units
BIOL 110 Principles of Biology 4 units
BIOL 130 Human Biology 3 units
BIOL 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
CHEM 192 Elementary Chemistry 4 units
CHEM 210 General Chemistry I 5 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
List A: Select one course (3 units) from the following: Units
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics 3 units
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
FCS 310 Nutrition 3 units
HSCI 130 Human Sexuality 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 32 - 34

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

A total of 18 - 21 major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline Associate Degree Requirements.

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.