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2021-2022 Academic Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


Public Health and Recreation Video

Public Health, Concentration in Population Data Science, BS



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Students pursuing a BS in Public Health, offered by the Department of Public Health and Recreation , will join a group of students dedicated to documenting, monitoring, assessing, and improving the health of all communities, especially those who are marginalized. 

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 35
Major Preparation 22
Major Core Requirements 36
Concentration Requirements 18
University Electives 9
Total 120

Program Roadmaps

The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in Required for the Major Core must be completed with a grade of “C” or better to graduate. All other approved electives require a “C-” or better to graduate.

Public Health and Recreation International Experience Requirement

To satisfy the Public Health and Recreation Department international experience requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the college website.

University Requirements


Students must satisfy all of the major and Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements , which includes unit, GPA, and residency requirements as well as the below identified General Education , American Institutions, Graduation Writing Assessment and Physical Education requirements. Courses that meet Undergraduate University Graduation Requirements are noted with an area designation (see Course Abbreviations ).

Core Lower Division General Education (21 units)


Of the 39 units required by the university, 18 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions. 

Upper Division General Education (3 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details. Area V only - recommended use for International Experience.

American Institutions (6 units)


Complete one 6 unit sequence of American Institutions (US123) courses, which also satisfies GE Area D. Students may also satisfy the American Institutions Requirement  with other courses, but these may not satisfy other GE areas.

The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ; 12 units) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B /HUM 2A /HUM 2B ; 24 units) sequences satisfy the American Institutions Requirement and additional GE Areas (see the course description for details).

Consult with a major advisor to select the appropriate sequence.

Physical Education (2 units)


All SJSU undergraduate students, regardless of major, have an opportunity to expand their knowledge and skills in physical activities. To accommodate students’ needs and interests, the university offers a diverse selection of activity courses 

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (3 units)


At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Preparation (22 units)


Students in this major must earn a grade of “C” or better in each of the courses required in the Preparation for the Major.

Major Requirements (54 units)


Students must complete the following major core and concentration courses with a grade of “C” or better to graduate.

University Electives (9 units)


Additional courses selected in consultation with major advisor.

Total Units Required (120 units)


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