Health and Community Services

Course Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science

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

See Bachelor's Degree Requirements 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. You can view MAPs on the Degree MAPs page in the University Catalog or you can request a plan from your major advisor.

General Education Pathway Requirements: 48 units

See General Education in the University Catalog and the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education Pathway Requirements and course offerings.

Diversity Course Requirements: 6 units

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

Upper-Division Writing Requirement:

Writing Across the Curriculum (Executive Memorandum 17-009) is a graduation requirement and may be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of four Writing (W) courses, two of which are designated by the major department. See Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning and Writing Requirements in the University Catalog for more details on the four courses.  The first of the major designated Writing (W) courses is listed below.

The Option in Health Education

HCSV 579W

Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

The Option in Health Services Administration

1 course selected from:

HCSV 330W

Management Principles in Health Services (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

HCSV 530W

Health Services Administration Capstone Seminar (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

Prerequisites: BADM 300W, HCSV 430, HCSV 432, HCSV 433, HCSV 434, HCSV 435, or faculty permission.

The second major-designated Writing course is the Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GW) (Executive Order 665 (PDF)). Students must earn a C- or higher to receive GW credit. The GE Written Communication (A2) requirement must be completed before a student is permitted to register for a GW course.

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 Option in Health Education, the courses include all HCSV courses in the major. For the Health Services Administration Option, the courses include all required upper-division courses for the major.

Course Requirements for the Major: 63-66 units

Completion of the following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, is required of all candidates for this degree. Additional required courses, depending upon the selected option 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: 15 units

4 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 489

Internship

 

3.0 -9.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: Senior standing, minimum 2.0 GPA in the major, Internship Advisor permission. For Health Education majors: HCSV 471.

Note: A minimum of 6 units of HCSV 489 is required for all options.

MATH 105

Statistics

 

3.0

FS

 GE

Prerequisites: Completion of ELM requirement.

Major Option Course Requirements: 48-51 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.  Use the links below to jump to your chosen option.

BIOL 104

Human Physiology

 

4.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 211W

Foundations of Health Education (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

HCSV 265

Human Sexuality

 

3.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 320

Chronic and Communicable Diseases

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.

HCSV 360

Public Health Administration

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisite: HCSV 211.

HCSV 362S

Environmental Health

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 369S

Health Education Techniques

 

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 370

Drugs in Our Society

 

3.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 425W

Research and Evaluation in Health (W)

 

3.0

FS

 GW  W

Prerequisites: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, HCSV 211, MATH 105.

HCSV 463

Epidemiology

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: MATH 105; HCSV 211, HCSV 321 for Health Education majors only. Recommended: HCSV 320.

HCSV 467

Mental and Emotional Health

 

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 471S

Health Education Planning: Theory and Practice

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: HCSV 321, HCSV 369, or faculty permission.

HCSV 579W

Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

NFSC 303

Nutrition and Physical Fitness

 

3.0

FS

 GE

Prerequisites: One lower-division course in biological sciences.

2 courses selected from:

ANTH 435

Medical Anthropology

 

3.0

SP

 

BIOL 103

Human Anatomy

 

4.0

SMF

 GE

BIOL 211

Allied Health Microbiology

 

4.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: BIOL 103, BIOL 104, BIOL 151, or SCED 102; CHEM 107, CHEM 108, or CHEM 111.

BIOL 334

Conservation Ecology

3.0

FS

 GE

Prerequisites: One biological sciences course.

CHEM 108

Organic Chemistry for Applied Sciences

 

4.0

FS

 GE

Prerequisites: CHEM 107 or CHEM 111 or equivalent.

EDTE 450

Health Education for Elementary School Teachers

 

3.0

FS

 

EDTE 451

Health Education for Secondary School Teachers

 

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 323

International Health

 

3.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 331

The Healthcare Delivery System

 

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 368

Women's Health

 

3.0

FS

 GE

This course is also offered as WMST 368 .

HCSV 541

Health in the Later Years

 

3.0

FA

 

The Option in Health Services Administration: 48 units

14 courses required:

ACCT 201

Introduction to Financial Accounting

 

3.0

FS

 

ACCT 202

Introduction to Managerial Accounting

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: ACCT 201.

BADM 300W

Communication in Business (W)

 

3.0

FS

 GW  W

Prerequisite: Completion of GE Written Communication (A2) requirement, sophomore standing.

ECON 352

Medical Economics

 

3.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 330W

Management Principles in Health Services (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

HCSV 331

The Healthcare Delivery System

 

3.0

FS

 

HCSV 430

Management of Health Services Organizations

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: HCSV 330 or permission of instructor.

HCSV 432

Laws, Ethics, and Regulations in Health Services

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisite: HCSV 331.

HCSV 433

Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: ACCT 201, ACCT 202, MATH 105.

HCSV 434

Healthcare Quality Management

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: HCSV 430, MATH 105.

HCSV 435

Health Care Policy and Politics

 

3.0

SP

 

Prerequisite: HCSV 331.
This course is also offered as POLS 405 .

HCSV 530W

Health Services Administration Capstone Seminar (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

Prerequisites: BADM 300W, HCSV 430, HCSV 432, HCSV 433, HCSV 434, HCSV 435, or faculty permission.

MGMT 304

Human Resource Management

 

3.0

FS

 

MINS 301

Corporate Technology Integration

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisite: Junior Standing

1 course selected from:

HCSV 320

Chronic and Communicable Diseases

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.

HCSV 463

Epidemiology

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: MATH 105; HCSV 211, HCSV 321 for Health Education majors only. Recommended: HCSV 320.

1 course selected from:

HCSV 320

Chronic and Communicable Diseases

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: BIOL 104 is strongly recommended.

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

HCSV 323

International Health

 

3.0

FS

 GE

HCSV 463

Epidemiology

 

3.0

FS

 

Prerequisites: MATH 105; HCSV 211, HCSV 321 for Health Education majors only. 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 579W

Grant Writing and Other Fundraising Strategies (W)

 

3.0

FS

 W

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.

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.