Bachelor of Science in Health Education – PHS Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current Bulletin year with an AS-T in Public Health Science. Thirteen units in the major (BIOL 100/BIOL 101, H ED 290, MATH 124) and all lower division GE requirements have been satisfied. Additional units in the major may have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
BIOL 210
BIOL 211
General Microbiology and Public Health
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory
H ED 400GW Community Assessment in Public Health - GWAR 1 3
H ED 405 Introduction to Community/Public Health 1 3
H ED 425 Introduction to Research and Statistics in Health 3
H ED 655 Environmental Health 3
Second Semester
H ED 410 Organization and Function of Health Services 3
H ED 420 Epidemiology 3
H ED 430 Community Health Education Theory 3
H ED 455 Community Organizing and Community Building for Health 2 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US & CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
H ED 241
Health and Social Movements in the United States in the 20th Century
or Critical History of Public Health in the United States
H ED 431 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation 3
H ED 520 Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health 3
Emphasis 3 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
H ED 480 Fieldwork and Reflective Seminar 9
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences 3
University Elective 2
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 3-15 Units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units) if not completed prior to transfer. Length of time for degree completion will be extended.
  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not met pre-transfer.
  • Upper division GE (9 units): For UD GE B and D, choose H ED or HH courses that satisfy major requirements for the C-B PH emphasis. UD GE C satisfied by Major Required course. See notes.
  • Students entering this major with the AS-T in Public Health are not required to fulfill SF State Studies or Complementary Studies requirements.

Health Education Major:  49 Units 

BIOL 100/BIOL 101, H ED 290, MATH 124 met in transfer.

  • Prerequisites: four units - BIOL 210 and BIOL 211
  • Required: 36 units
  • Community-based Public Health Emphasis: nine units. If C-ID equivalent to H ED 221 not taken before transfer, choose an additional three-unit course from the C-B PH list.
  • Students interested in either the Holistic Health or School Health Emphasis should consult with a major advisor about course choices; note that degree completion in 60 units may not be possible.

University Electives: Two or More Units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., UD GE and the major.