Public Health Science

The Public Health Science program trains students in multidisciplinary approaches to public health practice and research, which is essential to recognizing and addressing public health issues at the state, national and global levels.

Core classes include:

  • Human Anatomy
  • Health & Fitness Education
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Statistics
  • General Psychology

Other courses include:

  • Nutrition
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Drugs and Behavior
  • Principles of Economics

Public Health Science Majors go into a variety of careers, some examples are:

At the Associate’s Level:  
At the Bachelor’s Level:
At the Master’s/Doctorate Level:
Nutritionist Environmental Health Biostatistician
Community Health Specialist Health Educator Epidemiologist
Administrative Support Health Communications Specialist Legislative Policy Advisor
Cancer Registrar Health Researcher Director of Family Health

Clinical Lab Technologist

NGO Director (non-gov org) Infection Prevention
Pharmacy Technician Emergency Response Expert Medical Director/Administration

Students successfully completing the Public Health Science Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) Degree have a solid foundation for pursuing further education in a related field. This AS-T degree is specifically designed to streamline transfer to CSU, see for details. UC transfer is streamlined by following a UC Transfer Pathway. Please see a counselor for your best major preparation and general education pattern for your specific goals.

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