Bachelor of Science in Public Health – PHS Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) 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, PH 205, and PH 210) 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.

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.

Public Health Major: 45 Units 

BIOL 100, BIOL 101, MATH 124, and PH 205 met in transfer.

  • Foundation (3 units): PH 100
  • Core: 36 units
  • Electives: 6 units. PH 210 met in AS-T. Note: PH 221 equivalent may have been met in AS-T.

University Electives: 3 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.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
PH 100 Public Health Biology (Major Foundation) 3
PH 400GW Determinants of Health - GWAR (Major Core) 3
PH 410 Public Health Systems (Major Core) 3
PH 425 Public Health Research (Major Core) 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
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 (6 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 (6 units total) - Take One 1 3
or Unviersity Elective if PH 221 met in transfer
GE Area UD-D: Upper-Division Social Sciences 3
Fourth Semester
PH 480 Fieldwork and Reflective Seminar (Major Core) 9
US History 3
or University Elective if met in transfer
University Elective 3
 Total Units60

Electives (6 units)
Select 6 units from the following courses:
AA S 587 Asian Americans and Environmental Justice (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)
AA S 591 Asian American Community Health Issues (3 units) (UD-B, AERM, SJ)
AFRS 370 Health, Medicine, and Nutrition in the Black Community (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, ES, SJ)
AFRS 466 Black Lives Matter: Race and Social Movements (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)
ANTH 630 Medical Anthropology (3 units)
BIOL 326 Disease! (3 units) (UD-B, GP, SJ)
BIOL 327 AIDS: Biology of the Modern Epidemic (3 units) (UD-B, GP)

HH 205 Relaxation and Stress Reduction (3 units) (D1)

HH 380 Holistic Health: Western Perspectives (3 units) (UD-B, GP)
HH 381 Holistic Health: Eastern Perspectives (3 units) (UD-D, GP)
HH 382 Holistic Health: Human Nature and Global Perspectives (3 units) (UD-C, GP)
HH 540 Meditation for Health and Wellness (3 units) (UD-D, GP)
LTNS 210 Latina/o/x Health Care Perspectives (3 units) (B2, AERM, ES, GP, SJ)
LTNS 500 Latina/o Community Mental Health (3 units)
PH 200 Global Health (3 units) (D1, GP, SJ)
PH 210 Personal and Social Determinants of Health (3 units) (D1, SJ)
PH 221/ETHS 221 Health and Social Justice - Burning Issues, Taking Action (3 units) (D1, AERM, SJ)
PH 241/ETHS 241 Health and Social Movements in the United States in the 20th Century (3 units) (D2, USH, AERM, SJ)
PH 290 Promoting Positive Health (3 units) (C1, GP)
PH 305 Critical History of Public Health in the United States (3 units) (USH, SJ)
PH 315 Drugs and Society (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, GP, SJ)
PH 320 Contemporary Sexuality (3 units) (UD-B, SJ)
PH 414 Women's Health (3 units) (UD-D, AERM, SJ)
PH 434/GEOG 434 Geographies of Health and Health Care (3 units)
PH 655 Environmental Health (3 units)
PH 685 Projects in the Teaching of Public Health (1-4 units)
PH 688 Racial Capitalism, Neoliberalism, and Public Health (3 units)
PH 699 Independent Study (1-3 units)
PHIL 383 Ethics in Medicine (3 units) (UD-C, SJ)
RRS 303 Health and Wellness among Pacific Islanders (3 units) (UD-B, SJ)
WGS 593 Gender, Health, and the Environment (3 units) (UD-D, ES, GP)