Public Health (AS-T Degree S0857)

Natural Sciences Division
Degree S0857

The Public Health Science for transfer degree at Mt San Antonio College is an interdisciplinary program grounded in the biological sciences and designed to prepare students for transfer to university public health programs and other programs in the health sciences. Students completing this program will exemplify a high level of health literacy and will be exposed to a large variety of disciplines.  Through this preparation, they will improve their understanding of the relationship of the environment to health, recognize and evaluate the economic impact of changing demographics on health care, identify and control disease outbreaks, and develop interventions to promote healthy behavior.

To earn an Associate in Science in Public Health Science for transfer, a student must complete a minimum of 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to the CSU system that consist of 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. A “P” (Pass) grade is also an acceptable grade for courses in the major if the course is taken on a Pass/No Pass basis.

Required Courses
Course Prefix Course Name Units
Core courses
ANAT 10AIntroductory Human Anatomy4
ANAT 10BIntroductory Human Physiology4
BIOL 1General Biology4
or BIOL 4 Biology for Majors
or BIOL 4H Biology for Majors - Honors
BIOL 5Contemporary Health Issues3
CHEM 40Introduction to General Chemistry5
or CHEM 50 General Chemistry I
or CHEM 50H General Chemistry I - Honors
MATH 110Elementary Statistics3
or MATH 110H Elementary Statistics - Honors
PSYC 1AIntroduction to Psychology3
or PSYC 1AH Introduction to Psychology - Honors
PUBH 24Introduction to Public Health3
List A
Select one course from the following:3-5
Human Reproduction, Development and Aging
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics
Principles of Economics - Macroeconomics - Honors
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics
Principles of Economics - Microeconomics - Honors
Urban Geography
Principles of Microbiology
Introduction to Nutrition Science
Introduction to Nutrition Science - Honors
Biological Psychology
Psychology of Sexuality
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Sociology - Honors
Contemporary Social Problems
Contemporary Social Problems - Honors
Total Units for the Major32-34
CSU General Education or IGETC Patter 139-42
Total Units60

Courses may be double-counted with either CSU-GE or IGETC.

Program Learning Outcomes

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