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, MATH 124, and PH 290) 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
PH 100 Public Health Biology (Major Foundation) 3
PH 205 Introduction to Public Health (Major Foundation) 3
PH 400GW Community Assessment in Public Health - GWAR (Major Core) 3
PH 410 Public Health Systems (Major Core) 3
PH 425 Public Health Research (Major Core) 3
Second Semester
PH 420 Epidemiology (Major Core) 3
PH 455 Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (Major Core, UD-C, AERM, ES, GP, SJ) 3
PH 520 Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health (Major Core, SJ) 3
Major Elective (9 units total) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-B: Upper-Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Third Semester
PH 431 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (Major Core) 3
PH 450 Public Health Policy (Major Core) 3
PH 600 Public Health Media, Technology, and Communications (Major Core) 3
Major Elective (9 units total) - Take One 1 3
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
PH 480 Fieldwork and Reflective Seminar (Major Core) 9
Major Elective (9 units total) - Take One 1 3
American Institutions - Select One 2 3
or Unviersity Elective if met in transfer
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 30 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 Units

  • 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): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • 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: 46-49 Units 

BIOL 100, BIOL 101, MATH 124, and PH 290 met in transfer.

  • Prerequisites (4 units): BIOL 210 and BIOL 211
  • Required: 36 units
  • Community-based Public Health Emphasis (6-9 units): See notes 1 and 2 above. Also, note that PH 221 equivalent may have been taken for ADT.

University Electives: 0 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.