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Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree

Information Session:

DATE: AUGUST 15, 2018

TIME: 4:00PM-5:00PM


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Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree


The Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree prepares students for transfer to a Bachelor of Science program in a California State University (CSU). 


Program Goals and Objectives

The goals and objectives of the Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer Degree is (1) to apply evidence based models needed to evaluate scientific literature and other Public Health related concepts (2) to provide the courses necessary to prepare students for transfer to a CSU.  Students who complete the program will be able to demonstrate the following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):

PLO #1:          Describe public health as part of a larger inter-related system of organizations that influence the health of populations at local, national, and global levels.

PLO #2:          Applies knowledge of various approaches to improving population-based health

PLO #3:          Applies ethical principles in using (e.g., accessing, analyzing, using, maintaining, and disseminating) public health data and information

PLO #4:          Analyze, disseminate and integrate health research and statistics into health promotion.


PLO #5:         Describe the leading causes of morbidity, mortality, and health disparities.


The Associate of Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) is a degree that provides a solid lower-division preparation for students who intend to transfer to a California State University (CSU) for a bachelor’s degree in Health Science with Health Education option, Health Science with Public Health option, Health Science with Community Health Option, Health Science with Health Promotion & Disease Prevention, Health Education, Public Health, Kinesiology with Health Education, Kinesiology with Health Science option, Kinesiology with Health and Wellness option, Kinesiology with Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and Collaborative Health and Human Services with Community Health option.  This degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU and guarantee admissions to a CSU.  Although, students are guaranteed admissions, it is not to any particular campus or program in the CSU system. This coursework will satisfy the lower division Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer Degree requirements at some of the CSU campuses.  Information on which campuses accept this degree can be found at

This degree complies with The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440).  To earn the Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer Degree, students must meet the following requirements:

(1)  Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both the following:

(A)  The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 30 semester units in the major or in a major area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.

(2)  Obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0

The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer Degree requires that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. 

Students will not be required to complete additional local graduation requirements to obtain the Associate in Science in Nutrition and Dietetics for Transfer degree. Students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP).


Recommended Associate of Science Degree for Transfer (AS-T) in Public Health Pathway


REQUIRED CORE (27-29 units)


HLTH 11                        Personal Health and Wellness                                3 units


ALD HTH 102                 Health and Social Justice                                       3 units

ALD HTH 103                 Introduction to Public Health                                  3 units


MATH 227                      Statistics                                                             4 units


BIO 3A                          Introduction to Biology (lecture)                             3 units


BIO 3B                          Introduction to Biology (lab)                                   1 unit


PSYCH 1                       General Psychology                                                3 units


CHEM 101                     General Chemistry I                                               5 units


ANAT 001                      Introduction to Human Anatomy (with Lab)              4 units


PHYS 001                      Introduction to Human Physiology (with Lab)           4 units



LIST A: Select one (3 units)


ECON 1                         Principles of Economics I                                       3 units


ECON 2                         Principles of Economics II                                      3 units


FAM & CS 21                  Nutrition                                                              3 units


PSYCH 52                      Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality               3 units


SOC 1                            Sociology                                                            3 units


Total Units for Major





Total Units that may be double counted        


IGETC / CSU- Breadth / LOCAL general education pattern



Transferable Electives (as needed):


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