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Cuyamaca College is a public community college in the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community college District. Located in the Rancho San Diego community just outside of El Cajon, the college currently offers 140 associate degrees and professional certificates to approximately 9,000 students across San Diego’s eastern suburbs. With academic programs in several key disciplines, including social sciences, business, health science, environmental studies, and visual/performing arts, Cuyamaca College is committed to offering learning opportunities for the future.

SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with Cuyamaca College to offer unique microsite degree completion programs. Click below to view program details.

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Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Communication Online Degree Completion Program

Applications Now Open!
Spring 2023: June 1-Sept. 30, 2022

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The Bachelor’s in Communication Online Degree Completion Program is a communication program designed for the twenty-first century. You’ll learn how effective communication can promote civic engagement, help you effectively participate in today’s global workforce, and enhance your individual well-being and the strength of your relationships. The program also focuses on social problems, giving you the tools you need to engage the issues facing our local and global community in a constructive manner.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$21,648-$24,600
$492 Total Cost/Unit
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Your online courses are developed and delivered by expert faculty from SDSU’s School of Communication, many of whom are repeatedly recognized for their quality teaching with institutional, regional, and national teaching awards, as well as their research on communication-related topics.

Earning your Bachelor’s in Communication means that you’ll gain:

  • An ability to comprehend, identify, and employ skills in debate, writing, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, public presentations, teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and professional interaction.
  • A thorough comprehension of the nature, function, scope, delineations, and history of the communication discipline.
  • An ability to identify, differentiate, analyze, and modify major communication theories, as well as formulate original theoretical creations.
  • An ability to comprehend and differentiate major research paradigms, and the ability to propose and conduct original communication research.
  • An ability to translate communication knowledge into applied contexts, policies, projects, interventions, or presentations.
  • An ability to apply multiple perspectives towards self-understanding, in relation to your own and others’ (co)cultures, group affiliations, and identities.
  • An ability to identify relevant evaluative criteria and apply them competently to self-reflection, ethical progress, and actual or envisioned communication situations and/or scenarios.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive the same valuable degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences in Communication from San Diego State University.

What’s an Applied Arts and Sciences Degree?

In order to earn a B.A. in Applied Arts and Sciences degree from San Diego State University, you’ll need to satisfy the Mathematics Competency Requirement. To satisfy this requirement, you’ll need to complete three semesters of college mathematics or a statistical sequence, such as

  • STAT 250 - Statistical Principles and Practices
  • STAT 350A - Statistical Methods
  • STAT 350B - Statistical Methods

or

  • SOC 201 - Elementary Social Statistics
  • SOC 406 - Intermediate Social Statistics
  • SOC 407 - Survey and Experimental Research Methods

You can satisfy the Mathematics Competency Requirement with coursework completed before applying to SDSU. You can also complete the required coursework by enrolling in additional courses once you’ve been admitted to the program. Please contact your admissions advisor for more details.

Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.A. in Communication and Media Studies — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
203,942

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+14.38%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$38,000-$81,000

 

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the Bachelor’s in Communication degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the semester prior to transfer. These courses must be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC). These courses include:
    • 6 Units Selected from the Following Courses:
      • Communication 160, 201, 204, 245
    • A minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or equivalent communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Have an overall 2.75+ GPA

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Bachelor of Science in Public Health Online Degree Completion Program

Fall 2022 Applications Opening Oct. 1!

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The Bachelor of Science in Public Health Online Degree Completion Program is a two-year degree program designed in collaboration with SDSU’s School of Public Health. Our online curriculum is designed to help you solve healthcare-related problems, communicate health strategies to diverse populations, and develop programs that will promote health equity and wellness throughout your community.

Through interactive courses taught by healthcare professionals and expert SDSU faculty, you’ll gain the knowledge and the skills that will help you stand out in an increasingly competitive job market. You’ll also learn how to serve all members of your community with dignity and respect, especially in communities that are underserved and under-resourced. And with the option to take all your courses online, you won’t have to put your life on hold to earn your degree.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$30,324
$532 Total Cost/Unit
Completion TimeCompletion Time
2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

SDSU’s B.S. in Public Health program focuses on building your foundational knowledge across six major domains of public health:

  • Health Promotion and Behavior
  • Epidemiology
  • Statistics
  • Environmental Health
  • Health Services Administration
  • International/Global Health


Your classes will teach you how to work in tandem with public health organizations, researchers, and community members towards achieving a variety of public health goals, from fighting infectious outbreaks to developing healthcare programs and infrastructure in underserved communities. You’ll learn how to understand and address population-level health concerns through the collection, use, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative data. You’ll also examine the basic legal, ethical, economic, and regulatory dimensions of health care and health policy.

Our program also includes a unique international component, which means you’ll learn about the economic, political, cultural, social, and health-related challenges experienced by local populations in international environments. You’ll be able to draw comparisons between public health in the U.S. and health systems in other countries, and you’ll develop an understanding of how to develop programs and equitable solutions that address health discrepancies across the globe.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive the same valuable degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from San Diego State University.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.S. In Public Health — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
260,979

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+10.6%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$69,470


Source: BLS & Burning Glass Technologies, 2020

 

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Public Health degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

In order to successfully apply to the program, you should:

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 quarter) by the semester prior to transfer, which include:
    • 29 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Public Health 101
      • Public Health 290 or 292
      • Biology 100, 100L
      • Chemistry 100
      • Biology 212
      • Biology 211
      • Psychology 101
      • Statistics 119 or Sociology 201 or Psychology 280
      • Sociology 101
      • You should complete Public Health 101 and 290 with B (3.0) or higher
        You should complete all other courses with a C (2.0) or higher
        These courses are available through Open University.
        They cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC).
  • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
  • Complete the Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
    • Oral Communication — Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a basic public speaking course or other communication course certified in the area of Oral Communication by a California community college. To fulfill this requirement, the course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.
    • Written Communication — Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently. To fulfill this requirement, the course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.
    • Critical Thinking — Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing. To fulfill this requirement, the course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.
    • Mathematics — Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra. To fulfill this requirement, the course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Have an overall 2.90+ college GPA

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The SDSU Global Campus Welcome Center is ready to assist you! Click the links below to connect with Miros Gomez, your Admissions Advisor.

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How to Apply

If you are a current or former student from a participating community college and have completed the minimum unit requirement (60 semester/90 quarter), you can complete our interest form and we will be in touch with you about requirements and next steps to apply.

In order to apply, please follow these three steps:

  1. Fill out form to the right (below on mobile), then
  2. Fill out the Cal State Apply application here
    1. Navigate to the "Apply" page
    2. Select a Term to Apply For
    3. Create your Account
    4. Complete your Profile
    5. Select the program you want to apply for
      • Select the Campus (San Diego State),
      • Start Term (for which you are applying for), and
      • Source (Extended Education).
    6. When asked for a major, select the correct program, e.g.
      • Communication (Online)
      • Public Health (Online)

*A $70 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants at the time of application.

 

We are grateful for our partners who share in our commitment to ensure that qualified students — especially local community college students — have both degree access and the support needed to be successful.

- Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President

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