Associate in Science in Public Health Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree
The Associates Degree of Transfer in Public Health Science prepares students for further study in public health and community health education. Students explore individual health and population wide health at the local, national and global levels. Students will explore the environmental, social, behavioral and political drivers of chronic and infectious diseases, health disparities, premature death, disease epidemics and strategies for addressing these issues. After acquiring skills, students can choose to pursue advanced study in public health or health education, or work in the field of community health education in a variety of settings including public schools, community clinics, hospitals and medical centers, and government public health agencies.
Required Core Courses:
Required List A:
Students must complete at least one (1) course from the following courses:
Total Credit Hours: 33.00-35.00
Prospective transfer students should complete the general education and lower division requirements of the school to which they will be transferring (IGETC or CSUGE Breadth). See a counselor for details. Information is also available at www.assist.org.
A student receiving a degree in this field will be able to:
- Identify factors influencing the public's health including factors such as nutrition, exercise, public policy, socioeconomics, and the environment.
- Identify strategies and tactics that can be used to contribute to preventing health disparities and decreasing the leading causes of morbidity and mortality.
- Make connections between the psychosocial, behavioral, biomedical and environmental aspects of human health.
- Prepare for transfer into advanced studies in the health sciences.
- Identify the multiple pathways and careers that one can pursue in the realm of Public Health.