Public Health Science, A.S.-T

An A.S.-T in Public Health Science for Transfer will fulfill the requirements for students to transfer to a CSU institution as a Public Health Science or similar major. The courses in the A.S.-T in Public Health Science for Transfer provide students with an ability to solve qualitative problems and think critically in regards to major concepts in community health and personal wellness. Additionally, the degree focuses on providing job based skills and an introduction to the disciplines within the Public Health field. 


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CSU: General Education Option B

Plan of Study Grid
Fall Semester 1Units
ENGL-101 College Composition 3
COMM-100 Public Speaking 3
HS-121 Fundamentals of Healthful Living 3
ANAT-101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 4
Spring Semester 1
ENGL-103 Critical Thinking and Writing 3
ANAT-102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
MATH-140 Introduction to Statistics 3
CHEM-100 Introduction to Chemistry 4
PS-101 Introduction to American Government and Politics 3
Fall Semester 2
Human Biology
or Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
DAN-100 History and Appreciation of Dance 3
Select one of the following: 3
Black History in the American Context
Latinx/Chicanx Literature
Multiethnic Literature (formerly ENGL-280)
Ethnic Politics in America
Elementary Spanish I
or Elementary French I
or American Sign Language I
Spring Semester 2
HS-123 Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse) 3
HS-120 Introduction to Public Health 3
PSYC-101 Introduction to Psychology 3
Elementary Spanish II
or Elementary French II
or American Sign Language II
HIST-111 U.S. History to 1877 3
 Total Units60
Course Title Credits
Required Core Courses
ANAT-101Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
ANAT-102Human Anatomy & Physiology II4
HS-120Introduction to Public Health3
HS-121Fundamentals of Healthful Living3
MATH-140Introduction to Statistics3
PSYC-101Introduction to Psychology3
or PSYC-101H Honors Introduction to Psychology
Select one of the following:4
Human Biology
Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Topics in Biology)
Honors Introductory Topics in Biology: Cells to Ecosystems (formerly Honors Topics in Biology)
Select one of the following:4-5
Introduction to Chemistry
General Chemistry I
List A: Select one
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Macroeconomics
Honors Principles of Macroeconomics
Principles of Microeconomics
Honors Principles of Microeconomics
Drugs, Health and Society (formerly Drugs: Use and Abuse)
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Honors Introduction to Nutrition Science
Principles of Sociology
Honors Principles of Sociology
Human Sexuality
Total Units31-32
Course Title Credits
Units for Major
MSJC General Education Option B or C
Possible double counting: 17-20
Transferable Electives (as need to reach 60 CSU transferable units)

Total Units for A.S.-T Degree: 60 units 

The overall requirements for this Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT) can be met by:

  • Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC).
  • Completion of California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements (CSUGE)  or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.
  • Completion of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

ADTs also require that students earn a C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis. A “P” (Pass) grade is acceptable if pass is defined as a grade of C or better. ADTs are intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. A student completing an ADT is guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not a particular campus or major. Students should meet with a Counselor to develop a comprehensive educational plan to further understand university and transfer requirements.

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Note: There are no guaranteed positions for students completing these programs. Education and work experience required will vary by employer. The salary and benefits for specific occupations will be dependent on work experience, education, background, and employer.