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Public Health Science (AS-T) Health Sciences Total Units: 34
Term Effective: Fall 2018


See the state issued Transfer Model Curriculum (TMC) template for any further clarification regarding program requirements.

The Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer degree is designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an ADT are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.

Students will have to fulfill the following requirements to earn this degree:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following: a) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth requirements; and b) A minimum of 34 semester units as required for the Associate in Science for Transfer in Public Health Science major.
  2. Obtainment of an overall minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  3. Earn a grade of C or better (or P) in all courses required for the Associate in Science for Transfer in Public Health Science major.

A maximum of 12 units are allowed with a P grade for students earning an Associate Degree. For detailed information, please refer to the SRJC Grading Policy.

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe social, political, and economic issues that impact public health and healthcare delivery systems in the United States.
  2. Explain how functional anatomy and physiological regulation affect health and wellness.
  3. Describe how behavioral, cultural, and environmental factors impact the health status of individuals and diverse populations.
  4. Demonstrate effective communication and problem-solving skills necessary to improve health inequalities, such as advocacy, community organizing, and/or policy change.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Public Health Science (AS-T) program are:

  • Complete 34 units from
    • Public Health Science Requirements

Public Health Science Requirements - complete 34.00 units
HLE 5Personal Health and Wellness3.00
HLC 52Introduction to Public Health3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
BIO 10Introduction to Principles of Biology4.00
CHEM 42Introductory General Chemistry4.00
PSYCH 1AGeneral Psychology3.00
ANAT 1General Human Anatomy5.00
PHYSIO 1Human Physiology5.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
ECON 2Principles of Microeconomics3.00
ECON 1Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
FDNT 60Nutrition and Physical Fitness1.00
PSYCH 3Human Sexuality3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
PSYCH 8Introduction to Lifespan Psychology3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2018

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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