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Public Health Science

Required Core Courses 

Course Number Course Title Units
HSCI 008 Contemporary Health 3 units
HSCI 014 Concepts of Public Health and Society 3 units
BIOL 010
Introduction to Biology
3 units
1 unit
CHEM 002
General Chemistry
Introductory Chemistry
5 units
4 units
BIOL 047 Human Anatomy 5 units
BIOL 048 Human Physiology 5 units
PSYC 001 General Psychology 3 units
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units

List A: Select one from below

Course Number Course Title Units
HSCI 010 Human Sexuality 3 units
NUTR 015 Human Nutrition 3 units
BIOL 045 Microbiology 5 units

Major Requirements: 34 – 37 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 37 or 39 units

Elective Units As Needed To Total 60 CSU Transferable Units

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 9/18/20