Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer

The Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer, also called the Public Health Science AS-T Degree, prepares students to transfer to the California State University campuses that offer bachelor’s degrees in Health, Health Science and Public Health Science. The Public Health Science AS-T degree focuses on an understanding of the health of populations. This degree is designed to prepare students in the study of public health science and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. Students choosing this degree program will study a range of topics related to human health and disease including: core functions and disciplines of public health; human anatomy and physiology; diseases and their causes, including risk factor; distributions of diseases; primary prevention strategies; and behavior-change theory and application. Students will be gain understanding of the biopsychosocial basis for health and healthy populations. Further, they will be able to understand and assess the burden of disease on the health of populations, including the impact of environmental exposures; use of data to support evidence based practices; develop and deliver health programs and interventions that are based on behavior frameworks; and evaluate health programs and initiatives for effectiveness. Public Health Science bridges the gap between scientific discoveries and the application of this knowledge to improve the quality of life.

Semester 1

Course Code Title Units
HS 013 General Nutrition 3
ENG 001A English Composition 4
KINE 010 Personal & Community Health 3
HS 073 Introduction to Public Health 3

Semester 2

Course Code Title Units
CH 007 Fundamentals of Chemistry 5
MATH 014 Statistical Methods 4
PSY 001 General Psychology 3
CSU GE Area A1 Oral Communication 3


Course Code Title Units
CH 003 Introductory General Chemistry 4

Semester 3

Course Code Title Units
BI 004 Elements of Biology 4
BI 013 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CSU GE Area A3 Critical Thinking 3
CSU GE Area C1 Arts 3
CSU GE Area F Ethnic Studies 3

Semester 4

Course Code Title Units
BI 014 Human Anatomy and Physiology II 5
HIST 017 or 018 U.S. History 3
PS 001 Introduction to Government 3
CSU GE Area C2 Humanities 3

Please see a Counselor if you need help selecting CSU GE or IGETC GE courses.