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2023-2024 Academic Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Public Health, BS (SJSU Online)


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Fully Online Degree Completion Program

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.

Program Delivery

The program is delivered completely online. Classes will be delivered fully online both asynchronously (no designated days/times) and synchronously (designated days/times).   

Summary of Degree Units

 
Transfer Units 60
University Graduation Requirements 6
Major Requirements    54
Total 120

Program Roadmaps

The 2-Year Roadmaps are 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). 

Transfer Units (60 units)


  • All applicants are required to have completed at least 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units with an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better. 
  • Applicants must also have completed the Core Lower Division General Education Requirements (39 units), including all four CSU-approved Basics Skills courses, each with a C- or better:

(A1) Oral Communication/Speech
(A2) Written English Composition
(A3) Critical Thinking/Logic
(B4) Math/Quantitative Reasoning (above the level of intermediate algebra)

University Requirements (6 units)


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


The Core Lower Division General Education Requirements  (39 units) must be completed before transferring from a community college or any university. 

Upper Division General Education (3 units)


Of the 9 units required by the university, 6 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult your major advisor before selecting courses to satisfy the Upper Division General Education Requirements .

American Institutions


Recommend completion before transferring from a community college or any university. The American Institutions (AI) Requirement (US123)  is normally satisfied with the completion of General Education Area D. Consult your major advisor to confirm you have satisfied the requirement.

Physical Education


The Physical Education Requirement  (2 units) is recommended to be completed before transferring from a community college or any university. 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 a Writing in the Disciplines (100W) course with a grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirements. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found in the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR)  section.

This requirement is fulfilled in this major with:

Major Requirements (54 units)


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

Total Units Required (120 units)


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