Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer Degree
Public Health Science students will gain a deeper understanding of public health and its concentration areas. The Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer Degree (AS-T) provides students with an education in the core aspects to gain employment in Public and Private Health and Human service agencies, schools, corporations and non-profit and professional consulting organizations. The Public Health Science AS-T degree prepares students for transfer to CSU campuses that offer a bachelor’s degree in Public Health Science.
To earn this AS-T degree, students must meet the following requirements:
- completion of the following major requirements with a minimum grade of “C” (or “P”);
- completion of a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a grade point average of at least 2.0; and
- certified completion of the CSU General Education-Breadth (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) for CSU, which requires a minimum of 39 units.
It is highly recommended that students complete courses that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals requirement as part of CSUGE or IGETC before transferring to a CSU.
Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution and major in Public Health Science should consult with a counselor regarding the transfer process and lower division requirements.
|HEALTH 101||Personal Health and Wellness||3|
|HEALTH 100||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|MATH 108||Introduction to Probability and Statistics||4|
|or ECON 208||Business and Economic Statistics|
|or PSYCH 105||Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences|
|BIOL 100||General Biology||4|
|CHEM 101||Introductory Chemistry||4|
|PSYCH 100||General Psychology||3|
|or PSYCH 100H||General Psychology - Honors|
|One Biology Course Sequence:||8|
and Human Physiology
|Human Anatomy and Physiology I|
or BIOL 251
|Human Anatomy and Physiology II|
|List A - One course from the following:|
|ECON 201||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
|or ECON 201H||Principles of Microeconomics - Honors|
|ECON 200||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|or ECON 200H||Principles of Macroeconomics - Honors|
|FN 162||Introduction to Food and Nutrition||3|
|PSYCH 118||Human Sexual Behavior||3|
|SOC 120||Health and Social Justice||3|
|HUMSV 130||Introduction to Addiction Studies: Drugs, Health, and Society||3|
|SOC 100||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|or SOC 100H||Introduction to Sociology - Honors|
|COMMST 100||Elements of Public Speaking||3|
|or COMMST 100H||Elements of Public Speaking - Honors|
|Total Units That May Be Double Counted||12|
|General Education (CSU-GE or IGETC) Units||37-39|
|Elective (CSU Transferable) Units||2-4|
See Section on Degree, Certificate, and Transfer Information for additional information on the Associate Degrees for Transfer.
To earn an SBVC Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) students must complete one of the following general education patterns:
Program Learning Outcomes
At the completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Describe the practical skills and knowledge base needed for employment, or other participation, in the field of Public Health Science and related fields.
- Identify cultural differences among populations and interact sensitively, effectively, and professionally with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
- Qualify for transfer to a four-year institution within the CSU system.