Public Health Science, Associate in Science Degree for Transfer
Banner Code: 3_AST_PHLTH
Control Number: 41645
Financial Aid Eligible
Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer 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 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.
Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) are open to all Coastline students. Students who do not plan on transferring to a California State University school should consult their Counselor regarding the benefits of an AA-T/AS-T degree based on their goals. Students earning an AA-T or AS-T and intending on transferring to a California State University school receive transfer admission benefits for specific majors at many California State University campuses. Visit the Transfer Information catalog page for more information.
Program Level Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Assess the burden of disease on the health of populations, including the impact of environmental exposures.
- Develop and deliver health programs and interventions that are based on behavior frameworks and evaluate health programs and initiatives for effectiveness.
- Identify and access evidence-based information sources relevant to specific health issues.
Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements
- Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. A minimum of 12 units must be in residence at Coastline College.
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework.
- Completion of a minimum of 18 semester units in an Associate Degree for Transfer major as detailed in the catalog.
- Certified Completion of the California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth - Coastline’s Option 2 General Education pattern), OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC - Coastline Option 3 General Education pattern).
|Complete the following:|
|HLTH C100||Personal Health||3|
|HLTH C220||Introduction to Public Health||3|
|MATH C160||Introduction to Statistics||4|
|BIOL C100||Introduction to Biology||3-4|
|or BIOL C100C||Introduction to Biology Lecture/Lab|
|PSYC C100||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|BIOL C220||Human Anatomy||5|
|BIOL C225||Human Physiology||4|
|CHEM C180||General Chemistry A||4|
|CHEM C180L||General Chemistry A Lab||1|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Principles of Human Sexuality 1|
|Introduction to Sociology|
|Units Required for Major||33-34|
|CSU General Education or IGETC pattern||37-39|
|Transfer Electives as needed to reach 60 transferable units||Varies|
|Total Units for Degree||60|