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 advisor or view it and other current advising information at http://em.csuchico.edu/aap/ProgramSearch.

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.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

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

U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals: 6 units

See "U.S. History, Constitution, and American Ideals" under "Bachelor's Degree Requirements". This requirement is normally fulfilled by completing HIST 130 and POLS 155 or approved equivalents. 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: 63-69 units

Completion of 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 major 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.

Major Core Program: 18 units

6 courses required:

HCSV 321 Community Health 3.0 FS
HCSV 328 Multicultural Health 3.0 FS USD

This course is also offered as MCGS 328.

HCSV 425 Research and Evaluation in Health 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher, MATH 105.
HCSV 489 Internship 3.0 -11.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 490, senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA in the major at CSU, Chico, faculty permission.

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

HCSV 490 Internship Seminar 1.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in HCSV 489.
MATH 105 Statistics 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

Major Option Course Requirements: 45-51 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 Environmental Health: 49-51 units

Math and Science Core: 31-32 units

2 courses required:

BIOL 151 Principles of Cellular and Molecular Biology 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: Recommend CHEM 111 or concurrent enrollment.
PHYS 202A General Physics 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school physics or faculty permission. High school trigonometry and second-year high school algebra or equivalent (MATH 051 and MATH 118 at CSU, Chico).

1 course selected from:

BIOL 211 Allied Health Microbiology 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: A college course in biology and in general chemistry.
BIOL 371 Microbiology 4.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher; BIOL 151, BIOL 152, BIOL 153, or faculty permission.

1 course selected from:

CHEM 107 General Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Intermediate Algebra.
CHEM 111 General Chemistry 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Second-year high school algebra; one year high school chemistry. (One year of high school physics and one year of high school mathematics past Algebra II are recommended.)

1 course selected from:

CHEM 108 Organic Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
CHEM 270 Organic Chemistry 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 112.

1 course selected from:

MATH 109 Survey of Calculus 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; MATH 118, MATH 119 (or High School equivalents).
MATH 120 Analytic Geometry and Calculus 4.0 FS *
Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement; both MATH 118 and MATH 119 (or high school equivalent); a score that meets department guidelines on a department administered calculus readiness exam.

2 courses selected from:

BIOL 103 Human Anatomy 4.0 FS *
BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *
BIOL 152 Principles of Ecological, Evolutionary, and Organismal Biology 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 151 or faculty permission; recommend CHEM 112 or concurrent enrollment.
CHEM 350 Introductory Biochemistry 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 108.
GEOS 102 Physical Geology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: High school chemistry or physics is recommended; students with no previous science courses are advised to enroll in GEOS 101. No college credit for those who have passed GEOS 101.
PHYS 202B General Physics 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: PHYS 202A.

Environmental Health course requirements: 19 units

7 courses required:

CHEM 445 Environmental Toxicology 2.0 SP
Prerequisites: CHEM 108 or CHEM 270.
CIVL 431 Environmental Engineering 4.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 151 or NSCI 102; CHEM 107 or CHEM 111; Math 109 or MATH 120; junior standing.
GEOG 119A Introductory ArcGIS 1.0 SP
HCSV 360 Public Health Administration 3.0 SP
HCSV 362 Environmental Health 3.0 FS
HCSV 463 Epidemiology 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105. Recommended: HCSV 320.
POLS 461 Environmental Politics and Administration 3.0 FA

The Option in Gerontology: 46 units

14 courses required:

BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *
HCSV 260 Computer Applications in Health Education 3.0 FS
HCSV 320 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV 360 Public Health Administration 3.0 SP
HCSV 369 Health Education Techniques 3.0 SP
HCSV 431 The Healthcare Delivery System 3.0 FA
HCSV 443 Social Gerontology 3.0 SP
HCSV 463 Epidemiology 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105. Recommended: HCSV 320.
HCSV 471 Health Education Planning: Theory and Practice 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: HCSV 321 or faculty permission.
HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA
HCSV 579 Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies 3.0 FS
PSYC 354 Psychology of Adulthood and Aging 3.0 FA
RECR 360 Therapeutic Recreation Activities for Older Adults 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: Concurrent enrollment in or prior completion of RECR 200, or faculty permission.
SWRK 474 Policy and Programs for Older Adults 3.0 SP

1 course selected from:

KINE 110 Physical Fitness: A Way of Life 3.0 FS *
NFSC 360 Nutrition Throughout the Life Cycle 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: BIOL 104; NFSC 100 or NFSC 240.
NFSC 469 Nutrition and Aging 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: NFSC 360 or faculty permission.
RELS 264 Dying, Death, and Afterlife 3.0 FS *

The Option in Health Education: 46-48 units

13 courses required:

BIOL 104 Human Physiology 4.0 FS *
HCSV 260 Computer Applications in Health Education 3.0 FS
HCSV 265 Human Sexuality 3.0 FS *
HCSV 320 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV 330 Management Principles in Health Services 3.0 FA
HCSV 362 Environmental Health 3.0 FS
HCSV 369 Health Education Techniques 3.0 SP
HCSV 370 Drugs in Our Society 3.0 FS *
HCSV 463 Epidemiology 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105. Recommended: HCSV 320.
HCSV 467 Mental and Emotional Health 3.0 SP
HCSV 471 Health Education Planning: Theory and Practice 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: HCSV 321 or faculty permission.
HCSV 579 Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies 3.0 FS
NFSC 303 Nutrition and Physical Fitness 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

2 courses selected from:

BIOL 103 Human Anatomy 4.0 FS *
BIOL 211 Allied Health Microbiology 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: A college course in biology and in general chemistry.
BIOL 334 Conservation Ecology 3.0 FS *
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 or equivalent.
CHEM 108 Organic Chemistry for Applied Sciences 4.0 FS
Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.
HCSV 325 Consumer Health 3.0 FS *
HCSV 363 Child Health 3.0 FS *
HCSV 365 Complementary and Alternative Medicine 3.0 Inq
HCSV 368 Women's Health 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as NURS 368, and WMST 368.

HCSV 431 The Healthcare Delivery System 3.0 FA
HCSV 450 Health Education for Elementary School Teachers 3.0 FS
HCSV 451 Health Education for Secondary School Teachers 3.0 FS
HCSV 462 School Health Programs 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: HCSV 369 recommended.
HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA

Note: Students seeking the Single Subject Waiver in Health Science are required to take HCSV 325 and HCSV 462.

The Option in Health Services Administration: 45 units

13 courses required:

ACCT 201 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3.0 FS
ACCT 202 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3.0 FS
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 (or ABUS 261 for ABUS majors only).
HCSV 330 Management Principles in Health Services 3.0 FA
HCSV 332 Laws, Ethics, and Regulations in Health Services 3.0 FA
HCSV 333 Medical Economics 3.0 FS *

This course is also offered as ECON 352.

HCSV 430 Management of Health Services Organizations 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 201 and HCSV 330 or permission of instructor.
HCSV 431 The Healthcare Delivery System 3.0 FA
HCSV 433 Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, MATH 105.
HCSV 435 Healthcare Policy and Politics 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 431.

This course is also offered as POLS 405.

HCSV 530 Health Services Administration Capstone Seminar 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: HCSV 330 and HCSV 431, or faculty permission.
MGMT 300 Communication in Business 3.0 FS WP
Prerequisites: ENGL 130 (or its equivalent) with a grade of C- or higher.
MGMT 304 Human Resource Management 3.0 FS
MINS 301 Corporate Technology Integration 3.0 FS

1 course selected from:

HCSV 320 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.
HCSV 463 Epidemiology 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105. Recommended: HCSV 320.

1 course selected from:

HCSV 320 Chronic and Communicable Diseases 3.0 SP
Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.

Note: May be used to satisfy this requirement if not used above.

HCSV 438 Emergency Medical Services System Planning 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: HCSV 431 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV 439 Administration of EMS Organizations 3.0 Inq
Prerequisites: HCSV 330 or equivalent or faculty permission.
HCSV 463 Epidemiology 3.0 FA
Prerequisites: MATH 105. Recommended: HCSV 320.

Note: May be used to satisfy this requirement if not used above.

HCSV 541 Health in the Later Years 3.0 FA
HCSV 579 Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies 3.0 FS
MKTG 305 Survey of Marketing 3.0 FS

Or any 300 or 400 level course from the College of Business with permission of the Health Services Administration advisor.

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 advisor 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 in specific health-related fields. Most courses in each option have been designated as competency courses and are 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 Options in Environmental Health, Gerontology, and Health Education, the courses include all upper-division HCSV courses required for the major. For the Health Services Administration Option, the courses include all required upper-division courses for the major.

Advising Requirement:

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

Honors in the Major

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

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 academic competition. Such experience is valuable for graduate school and professional life. 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.

Some common features of Honors in the Major program are

1. You must take 6 units of Honors in the Major course work. All 6 units are honors classes (marked by a suffix of H), and at least 3 of these units are independent study (399H, 499H, 599H) 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 for your major 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% of majors in your department.

4. Your GPA in your major should be at least 3.5 or within the top 5% 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 advisor to apply.