Plan Code: 5508B/C
This program is designed to prepare students with a general education in the principles, concepts and methodologies of Public Health. Public Health is a dynamic field that focuses on community-based efforts to prevent disease, prolong life, and promote healthy environments and lifestyles. Students will be prepared for careers in a variety of settings, including hospitals, state and local health departments, non-profit agencies, educational institutions, research organizations, health clinics, and international programs. This degree is designed for seamless transfer to a California State University.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Appraise the guiding principles of public health as a discipline, including how public health differs from personal health.
- Propose public health interventions to improve the health of a population.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|ANAT 1||Human Anatomy||4|
|BIO 41/41H||Contemporary Biology||3|
|CHEM 1A||General Chemistry||5.5|
|HLED 3||Contemporary Health Issues||3|
|HLED 21||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|PHYSI 1||Human Physiology||5|
|PSYCH 1/1H||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|STAT 1/1H||Elementary Statistics||4|
|IN ADDITION, complete ONE (1) course from LIST A:||3|
|Macro Economic Analysis (3)|
|Micro Economic Analysis (3)|
|Human Sexuality (3)|
|Health and Social Justice (3)|
|Drugs, Health and Society (3)|
|Nutrition and Life (3)|
|Introduction to Sociology (3)|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE, or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.