Aug 03, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog

Public Health and Recreation Video

Public Health, BS



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Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 32
Major Preparation 22
Major Core Requirements 39
Minor Requirement 15
University Electives 12
Total 120

University Requirements for Graduation

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements  section of the Policies and Procedures .

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.

Health Science and Recreation International Experience Requirement

To satisfy the Health Science and Recreation Department international 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 at www.sjsu.edu/chhs/students/international-experience/index.php.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (32 units)


Core Lower Division General Education (18 units)


Of the 33 units required by the university, 21 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)


Physical Education (2 units)


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

College International Experience (0-3 units)


(Area V Recommended - see the Upper Division General Education Requirement section)

  • In consultation with advisor, select an International Experience course 0-3 unit(s)

University Electives (12 units)


Additional courses selected in consultation with major advisor.

Total Units Required (120 units)


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