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
BIOL 210
BIOL 211
General Microbiology and Public Health
and General Microbiology and Public Health Laboratory (Major Foundation)
PH 400GW Community Assessment in Public Health - GWAR (Major Core) 3
PH 405 Introduction to Community/Public Health (Major Core) 3
PH 425 Introduction to Research and Statistics in Health (Major Core) 3
PH 655 Environmental Health (Major Core) 3
Second Semester
PH 410
Organization and Function of Health Services (Major Core)
or Policy Issues in Health Education
PH 420 Epidemiology (Major Core) 3
PH 430 Community Health Education Theory (Major Core) 3
PH 455 Community Organizing and Community Building for Health (Major Core, UD-C, AERM, ES, GP,SJ) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US & CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
PH 305 Critical History of Public Health in the United States (Emphasis, USH, SJ) 1 3
PH 431 Program Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation (Major Core) 3
PH 520 Structural Oppression and Social Foundations of Health (Major Core, SJ) 3
Major Emphasis (9 units total) - Take One 2 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
PH 480 Fieldwork and Reflective Seminar (Major Core) 9
Major Emphasis (9 units total) - Take one 2 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences 2 3
or University Elective (2 units) if double-counting Major Emphasis course and UD-D
 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.