The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer provides a broad exposure to the field of public health and related disciplines. Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to recognize effective strategies aimed at reducing threats to the health of our communities and the public at large. The program lays the foundation for student preparation in development, implementation, and evaluation of public health services in various settings and with diverse populations.
The following is required for the AS-T in Public Health Science for Transfer degree:
- 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units;
- California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth); or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern for the CSU;
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0;
- Minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis;
- Grade of “C” or higher or “Pass” in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.
Program Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Outline strategies for prevention, detection and control of infectious and chronic disease.
- Describe the organization, financing and delivery of various medical and population-based services in the United States health care system.
- Explain the role of Public Health in addressing the following issues: disparities among different populations, aging, injuries, obesity, control of emerging diseases and epidemics, and emergency preparedness.
- Analyze reliable public data sources to find statistical and epidemiologic data on incidence, prevalence, and trends in drug, tobacco and alcohol use.
- Review recent public health literature detailing ways that race, socioeconomic status and gender become embodied in disparate health outcomes.
- Analyze the contribution of environmental conditions to disparate health outcomes, using case studies.
Career opportunities in Public Health are varied, but consist primarily of administration1, teaching1, research1, program planning1, health promotion1, outreach, and administrative assistance duties in the following contexts:
Private Volunteer agencies
International Relief programs
Environmental Health programs
Occupational Health programs
Bachelor degree or higher recommended.
Associate in Science for Transfer Degree Requirements
|Core Curriculum Requirements|
|BIO-130||General Biology I||3|
|BIO-131||General Biology I Laboratory||1|
|BIO-141L||Laboratory in Human Physiology||1|
|CHEM-115||Fundamentals of Chemistry||4|
|HED-120||Personal Health and Lifestyles||3|
|HED-201||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Health Professions and Organizations|
|Substance Abuse and Public Health|
|Health and Social Justice|
|Units in the Major||32|
|16-19/13-16 units may be double-counted with GE|
|Plus General Education Requirements (CSU GE or IGETC-CSU)||39/37|
|Total Transferable Elective Units||5-8/4-7|