Program Overview

An Associate in Science in Public Health for Transfer (AS-T) from Skyline College is intended for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University (CSU) campus with a major in Public Health, or similar major. The program is designed to prepare 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.

Students completing an AS-T degree are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that accepts the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree. This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or university or a college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a Skyline College counselor for further information on university admissions and transfer requirements. A grade of "C" or better, or "Pass" if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis, is required for each course applied to the major. Major course requirements may also be applied to meet general education requirements.

To earn an AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable units;
  2. Earn a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework;
  3. All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. A "P" (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Students should consult with their counselor before enrolling in a major course on a Pass/No Pass basis, as some CSUs may have limitations on which major courses can be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.
  4. Certified completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth (CSU GE Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral Communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Note: Students do not need to complete the Skyline College Associate Degree requirements. For further information, please consult a Skyline College counselor.

Program Requirements

Required Core (30-31 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 250 Human Anatomy 4 units
BIOL 260 Human Physiology 5 units
CHEM 192 Elementary Chemistry 4 units
OR
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
BIOL 310 Nutrition 3 units
HSCI 130 Human Sexuality 3 units
SOCI 100 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 33 - 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) pattern.

Advising Note: Students planning to transfer to a CSU (California State University) campus MUST complete an Oral Communication (COMM) course (CSU Minimum Admissions Requirement). Oral communication courses are noted in the following GE areas: CSU GE (Area A1) or IGETC (Area 1A).

Up to (12 - 18) major course units may be double counted to apply to meet general education requirements. This degree does not require the Skyline College 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.