BS in Health Science (Community Health Education)
Units required for Major: 58
The academic area of study in Health Science is part of the total program of the College of Health and Human Services. Students pursue a Health Science concentration leading to a degree with specialization and job skills applicable to one of three professional areas of study: community health, healthcare administration, or occupational health and safety. The faculty supports the idea of focused academic preparation in each concentration such that Health Science BS graduates will have job appeal in their chosen professional field.
Students can expect to be involved, both in class and field experiences, in areas that deal with significant issues within the specific concentration, such as health care costs, consumer health issues, alcohol and other drugs, human sexuality, unintentional injury causes and prevention, and other personal, occupational, and community health and safety issues as well as management, business and administration skills in the health care administration option.
The Health Science Bachelor of Science program at Sacramento State is a highly sought after degree. Due to the large number of applications, the program is currently impacted. Students wishing to become Health Science majors must complete a series of required lower division courses and apply for admission to the program. Check the Department website for requirements, and it is highly recommended that interested students speak with the Health Science academic advisor.
Note: Students graduating with a BS in Health Science (all concentrations) will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.
Minimum Grade Requirement
All courses must be completed with at least a "C" grade.
Repeat Policy: Health Science majors and minors can only repeat Health Science courses one time if they receive less than a "C." Students must meet with their academic advisor before petitioning the department to repeat the course. Refer to the Repeat Policy section of the Sacramento State Catalog for additional information.
Credit by Examination: A student who seeks course credit by examination is to enroll in the course to be challenged. No course may be challenged after the first two weeks of the semester. The instructor of the course will conduct an assessment of the student's readiness for the challenge for credit examination. Refer to Credit by Examination section of the Sacramento State Catalog.
Advising: It will be necessary to work very closely with an advisor to complete the BS degree in a timely manner. Therefore, the Health Science faculty strongly recommends that all Health Science students consult with an advisor prior to enrollment for any course. This procedure should be followed each semester.
|Required Lower Division Courses (16 Units)|
|BIO 25||Human Anatomy and Physiology I||4|
|BIO 26||Human Anatomy and Physiology II||4|
|CHEM 6A||Introduction to General Chemistry 1||5|
|STAT 1||Introduction to Statistics 1||3|
|Required Upper Division Courses (15 Units)|
|HLSC 118||Community Health||3|
|HLSC 147||Health Data Analysis||3|
|HLSC 151||Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare System||3|
|HLSC 195||Fieldwork - Health or Safety||3|
|Concentrations (30-34 Units)|
|Select one concentration from the following:||30 - 34|
Community Health Education
Health Care Administration
Occupational Health and Safety
Fulfills General Education requirement
Note: Health Science courses depend upon concentration, permission of the faculty advisor, program coordinator, and department chair.
Concentration - Community Health Education (27 units)
|HLSC 100||Fundamentals of Safety and Health||3|
|HLSC 112||Disease Prevention||3|
|HLSC 114||Human Ecology and Health||3|
|HLSC 116||Public Health Administration and Policy||3|
|HLSC 119||Community Health Education||3|
|HLSC 134||Understanding Human Sexuality||3|
|HLSC 144||Community Health Planning and Evaluation||3|
|HLSC 150||Aging and Health||3|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Consumer Health Education|
|Alcohol and Other Drugs|
Fulfills General Education requirement