Health Education

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

Freshman — major is impacted, students should apply during their sophomore year to start program at beginning of junior year.

[Health Education] HED Admitted Transfer — program is sequential, admitted major transfer students should start Semester One during 1st semester

Non-HED Transfer (interested in changing major to HED) — major is impacted & students must apply by attending Major Info Session, dates are TBD and will be available at the beginning of semester.

When should I first meet with my major department?

Freshman — individual advising by appointment throughout semester.

HED Admitted Transfers — info provided in H ED 405 first-semester course, individual advising available by appointment throughout semester.

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?

N/A — students are not assigned a specific advisor

Appointments are made online

HED Advising Email:

Where can I find information about major advising?

Department website:

Advising Appointment website:

Please note: appointments are not available during summer, students should email

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Freshman — NONE

HED Admitted Transfer — NONE, major orientation will be held in H ED 405 course

What should I do if my major core and/or prequisite courses are full? Contact instructor of record to add/waitlist and receive permit number if available.
Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major? In-person advising is not available during the summer. Students can book appointments online starting in the fall. Advising by email is available in summer:

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

Semester One Sequence (5 courses):

H ED 400 GWAR; H ED 405; H ED 425; H ED 655; and HH 205 or H ED 210 or H ED/HH 290 or HH 380

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major? ENG 214 or equivalent [A4]; Critical Thinking [A3] ; MATH 124 or ISED 160 [B4]
Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them? H ED 400 GWAR (Pre req: ENG 214 [A4] & Critical Thinking [A3]) and H ED 425 (MATH 124 or ISED 160 [B4]) prerequisites – students should clear with GE Advising because the pre-reqs are GE courses.
Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap? None.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

Math 124 or ISED 160 [B4]; ENG 104 or ENG 114 [A2]; Oral Communication [A1]; BIOL 100/101 [B1+B3] and BIOL 210/211.

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

Students must meet ELM and EPT placement requirements or take remedial courses before taking the above GE courses, which can delay academic progress.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

A score of a 3 or higher on AP English Literature and Composition will fulfill the ENG 214 requirement.

A score of a 3 or higher on AP Biology will fulfill the BIOL 100/101 requirement.


College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Location: HSS 254