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

Division: Kinesiology

Financial Aide Eligible

The Public Health Science Associate in Science Degree for Transfer is designed to provide an opportunity for the Public Health major to achieve an Associate in Science in Public Health for Transfer (AS-T in Public Health) which completes the first and second year requirements for transfer to a four-year public California institution. While at least a baccalaureate degree is recommended preparation for those considering professional careers, completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for further academic study through upper-division course work. This curriculum specifically prepares the prospective transfer student for upper division coursework in Public Health or a similar major at a California State University (CSU) campus. Students should consult a counselor, the Transfer Center and the catalog of the transfer college or university to plan a specific program of study to meet the college or university's requirements. Note: Courses that fulfill major requirements for an Associate Degree for Transfer at Cypress College might not be the same as those required for completing the major at all transfer institutions offering a Baccalaureate Degree. The Student Transfer Achievement Reform Act (Senate Bill 1440, now codified in California Education Code sections 66746-66749) guarantees admission to a California State University (CSU) campus for any community college student who completes an "associate degree for transfer", a newly established variation of the associate degrees traditionally offered at a California community college. The AS-T is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing these degrees (AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor's degree (unless the major is designated "high-unit" major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. Students with a degree in Public Health may pursue careers in a variety of health-related professions with employment opportunities in private, state, federal, corporate, and non-profit sector. The completion of this curriculum will demonstrate commitment to the field and provide comprehensive preparation for upper-division work. To earn an AS-T in Public Health students must complete the following requirements: (1) 32.5 to 33 semester units or 48.75 to 49.5 quarter units in the Public Health major, (2) earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis, AP(Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for a course in the major only if the P is defined to be equivalent to a C or better (3) the California State University General Education Breadth requirements (CSU GE-Breadth) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern, (4) 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units, and (5) obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0. This degree requires a total of 32.5-33 units.

Required Core Courses (29.5-30 units):
PHS 284 C Contemporary Personal Health (formerly KIN 284 C)3
PHS 280 C Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280 C)3
or PHS 280HC Honors Introduction to Public Health (formerly KIN 280HC)
BIOL 231 CGeneral Human Anatomy4
BIOL 241 CGeneral Human Physiology4
MATH 120 CIntro Probability Statistics4
or PSY 161 C Probability & Stats-Social Sci
or PSY 161HC Honors Prob Stats-Soc Sci
or SOC 161 C Probability & Stats-Social Sci
or SOC 161HC Honors Prob & Stats-Soc Sci
BIOL 101 CGeneral Biology4
or BIOL 101HC Honors General Biology
CHEM 101 CChem for Health Sci Majors I4.5-5
or CHEM 111AC General Chemistry I
PSY 101 CIntroduction to Psychology3
or PSY 101HC Honors Intro to Psychology
Lisa A: Select one course (3 units):3
Principles of Economics-Micro3
Honors Princ of Econ - Micro
Principles of Economics-Macro3
Honors Princ of Econ-Macro
Nutrition Science and Application3
Honors Nutrition: Science and Application
Drugs and Alcohol in Our Society3
Human Sexuality3
Health and Social Justice3
Honors Health and Social Just
Introduction to Sociology3
Honors Introduction to Sociology
First Aid, CPR and Emergencies (formerly PE 235 C)3
Total Units32.5-33