THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCE

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree: 120 units

See "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in The University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

A suggested Major Academic Plan (MAP) has been prepared to help students meet all graduation requirements within four years. Please request a plan from your major adviser or view it and other current advising information on the CSU, Chico Web.

General Education Requirements: 48 units

See "General Education Requirements" in The University Catalog and The Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Requirements and course offerings. The course requirements marked below with an asterisk (*) may also be applied toward General Education.

Cultural Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

See "Cultural Diversity" in The University Catalog. Most courses taken to satisfy these requirements may also apply to General Education.

American Institutions Requirement: 6 units

See the "American Institutions Requirement" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements." This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155. Courses used to satisfy this requirement do not apply to General Education.

Literacy Requirement:

See "Mathematics and Writing Requirements" in The University Catalog. Writing proficiency in the major is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a course in your major which has been designated as the Writing Proficiency (WP) course for the semester in which you take the course. Students who earn below a C- are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better to receive WP credit. See The Class Schedule for the designated WP courses for each semester. You must pass ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a C- or better before you may register for a WP course.

Course Requirements for the Major: 63-65 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option or advising pattern, are outlined following the degree core program requirements.

NOTE: A maximum of 15 units of internship (courses numbered 189, 289, 389, 489) may be applied to a bachelor's degree at CSU, Chico.

DEGREE CORE PROGRAM: 21 units

7 courses required:
HCSV321Community Health3.0FS
HCSV328Multicultural Health3.0FS Eth
HCSV330Mgmt Prin Hlth Svs3.0FS
HCSV425Research & Eval in Health3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, MATH 105; HCSV 260 or equivalent.
HCSV489Internship3.011.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 490, senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA in the major at CSU, Chico, faculty permission.

A minimum of 5 units of HCSV 489 is required for all options.

HCSV490Internship Seminar1.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 489.
MATH105Statistics3.0FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

Major Option Course Requirements: 42-44 units

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required dependent upon the option chosen. Students must select one of the following options for completion of the major course requirements.

THE OPTION IN GERONTOLOGY: 43 units

13 courses required:
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *
HCSV260Computer Apps in Health Educ3.0FS
HCSV320Chronic/Communicable Diseases3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV431The Healthcare Delivery System3.0FA
HCSV443Social Gerontology3.0FA
HCSV463Epidemiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 320, MATH 105.
HCSV464Hlth Communication Programming3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 260, HCSV 321.
HCSV471Health Behavior Theories3.0FA
Prerequisites: HCSV 321 or faculty permission.
HCSV541Health in the Later Years3.0FA
HCSV579Grant Wrtg/Other Fundraising3.0FS
PSYC354Psychology of Aging3.0FA
RECR360Therapeutic Recr Older Adults3.0FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
SWRK474Policy/Progs for Older Adults3.0SP
1 course selected from:
NFSC360Nutrtn Throughout Life Cycle3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104; NFSC 100 or NFSC 240.
PHED110Phys Fitness: A Way of Life3.0FS *
RELS264Dying/Death/Afterlife3.0FS *

THE OPTION IN HEALTH EDUCATION: 43-44 units

12 courses required:
BIOL104Human Physiology4.0FS *
HCSV260Computer Apps in Health Educ3.0FS
HCSV265Human Sexuality3.0FS *
HCSV320Chronic/Communicable Diseases3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV362Environmental Health3.0FS
HCSV369Health Education Techniques3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 260 or equivalent, HCSV 320; HCSV 321 recommended.
HCSV370Drugs in Our Society3.0FS *
HCSV463Epidemiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 320, MATH 105.
HCSV464Hlth Communication Programming3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 260, HCSV 321.
HCSV471Health Behavior Theories3.0FA
Prerequisites: HCSV 321 or faculty permission.
HCSV579Grant Wrtg/Other Fundraising3.0FS
NFSC303Nutrition/Physical Fitness3.0FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.
1 course selected from:
HCSV431The Healthcare Delivery System3.0FA
HCSV462School Health Programs3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 369 recommended.
1 course selected from:
BIOL211General Microbiology4.0FS
Prerequisites: A college course in biology and in general chemistry.
CHEM108Organic Chem for Applied Sci4.0FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
HCSV323International Health3.0Inq
HCSV325Consumer Health3.0FS *
HCSV363Child Health3.0FS *
HCSV368Women's Health3.0FS *
HCSV431The Healthcare Delivery System3.0FA
HCSV462School Health Programs3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 369 recommended.
HCSV541Health in the Later Years3.0FA
KINE323Physiology of Exercise4.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104.

NOTE: Students seeking the Single Subject Waiver in Health Science are required to take HCSV 325.

THE OPTION IN HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION: 42 units

12 courses required:
ACCT201Intro to Financial Accounting3.0FS
ACCT202Intro to Managerial Accounting3.0FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
HCSV332Laws/Ethics/Regs in Hlth Svc3.0SP
HCSV333Medical Economics3.0FS *
HCSV430Mgmt of Hlth Services Organiz3.0FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and HCSV 330 or permission of instructor.
HCSV431The Healthcare Delivery System3.0FA
HCSV433Fin Mgmt of Healthcare Org3.0FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, MATH 105.
HCSV435Health Care Policy & Politics3.0SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 431.
HCSV530Hlth Svcs Admin Capstone Sem3.0SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 330 and HCSV 431, or faculty permission.
MGMT300Communication in Business3.0FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MGMT304Human Resource Management3.0FS
MKTG305Survey of Marketing3.0FS
1 course selected from:
HCSV320Chronic/Communicable Diseases3.0FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV463Epidemiology3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 320, MATH 105.
1 course selected from:
HCSV438EMS System Planning3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 431 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV439Admin EMS Organizations3.0FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 330 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV541Health in the Later Years3.0FA
HCSV579Grant Wrtg/Other Fundraising3.0FS
MINS301Corporate Tech Integration3.0FS

Electives Requirement:

To complete the total units required for the bachelor's degree, select additional elective courses from the total university offerings. You should consult with an adviser regarding the selection of courses which will provide breadth to your university experience and possibly apply to a supportive second major or minor.

Grading Requirement:

All courses taken to fulfill major course requirements must be taken for a letter grade except those courses specified by the department as Credit/No Credit grading only.

The BS in Health Science signifies readiness for an entry-level career as a health educator or health services administrator. One course from each option has been designated as a competency course and is vital to what a professional in this field should know and be able to do. Students who earn below a C- in those courses are required to repeat the course and earn a C- or better for the course to count in the major. For the Gerontology Option, the courses are HCSV 320, HCSV 471, and HCSV 541; for the Health Education Option, the courses are HCSV 320, HCSV 369, and HCSV 471; for the Health Services Administration Option, the courses are HCSV 330, HCSV 431, and HCSV 530.

Advising Requirement:

Advising is mandatory for all majors in this degree program. Consult your undergraduate adviser for specific information.

Honors in the Major

Honors in the Major is a program of independent work in your major. It involves 6 units of honors course work completed over two semesters.

Your Honors work will be recognized at your graduation, on your permanent transcripts, and on your diploma. It is often accompanied by letters of commendation from your mentor in the department or the department chair. Most importantly, however, the Honors in the Major program allows you to work closely with a faculty mentor in your area of interest on an original performance or research project. This year-long collaboration allows you to work in your field at a professional level and culminates in a public presentation of your work. Students sometimes take their projects beyond the university for submission in professional journals, presentation at conferences, or competition in shows; such experience is valuable for graduate school and later professional life.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. At least 3 of these 6 units are independent study (499H) as specified by your department. You must complete each class with a minimum grade of B. 2. You must have completed 9 units of upper-division course work or 21 overall units in your major before you can be admitted to Honors in the Major. Check the requirements carefully, as there may be specific courses that must be included in these units. 3. Your cumulative GPA should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5 percent of majors in your department. 5. Most students apply for or are invited to participate in Honors in the Major during the second semester of their junior year. Then they complete the 6 units of course work over the two semesters of their senior year. 6. Your honors work culminates with a public presentation of your Honors project.

While Honors in the Major is part of the Honors Program, each department administers its own program. Please contact your major department or major adviser for further information.