A.S-T., Public Health Science

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AS-T in Public Health Education) is a special degree offered at California Community Colleges. Students who earn an AS-T degree in Public Health Education will be prepared to transfer and are guaranteed admission to a campus within the California State University (CSU) system in Health Science or a similar major, although not necessarily to a specific campus. Students who complete an AS-T are given priority consideration when applying to a particular program that is similar to the student’s community college major and will be given a special GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors. Students who are planning to pursue an AS-T are strongly advised to meet with a counselor for additional information about this transfer program.

The Cuesta College AA-T/AS-T degree in Public Health Science requires:

(1) Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including both of the following:

(A) The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education – Breadth Requirements.

(B) A minimum of 18 semester units or 27 quarter units in a major or area of emphasis, as determined by the community college district.

(2) Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0.

(3) Earn a 'C' or better grade in all courses required for the major area of emphasis. A "P" (Pass) grade is an acceptable grade for courses in the major.

Biostatistics Healthcare Admin
Communications Healthcare social worker
Community Health Health educator
Epidemiology and research Mental and behavioral health educator
Environmental Science Medical field
Global health Public policy
Degree/Certificate Types:
A.A. - Associate in Arts C.A. - Certificate of Achievement
A.S. - Associate in Science C.S. - Certificate of Specialization
A.A.-T. - Associate in Arts for Transfer C.C. - Certificate of Completion (Non Credit)
A.S.-T. - Associate in Science for Transfer