Advising

Health Education Advisor

Community college classes: What classes at a community college will apply for CSU, Chico lower division GE requirements or lower division classes in the major? Select "START ASSIST", then the community college. For GE, select "CSU GE-BREADTH" and then the GE Area (e.g., GE Area B).

Graduating on schedule

It is possible to compete the major in Health Science with an option in Health Education within a normal schedule (eight semesters for freshmen and four semesters for juniors). To do this, however, you must take responsibility for staying on schedule. You must also meet with your advisor prior to registration each semester. You should use the sample schedules as a starting point for planning your academic program. You do not have to follow this sample exactly, but you should keep the following in mind:

  • Some courses are only offered once each year.
  • Some courses have prerequisites which must be met first.
  • Some courses are harder than others--balance the harder and easier courses so that you are not overwhelmed. Don’t put off all of the "hard" courses until the end!
  • Some courses, while not required prerequisites, will be easier if you follow the recommended sequencing.
If you are entering as a Freshman:

Since a total of 128 units is required for the Bachelor of Science degree, taking only five three-unit courses each semester will still leave you short. You should plan on at least three semesters of eighteen units or taking at least nine units during summer session or intercession. Otherwise, it will take you longer to graduate. Obviously, any semester in which you do not complete at least fifteen units will delay your graduation further unless balanced by additional classes in other semesters. Required lower division courses (numbered 1-99) can be taken at a community college, but check with your advisor first to make sure that the course can be substituted.

If you are entering as a Junior:

Your ability to complete the program in four semesters depends on the total number of units which you have transferred to Chico and whether or not you have met any of the requirements prior to transferring here. At a minimum, you must compete 40 upper division courses (numbers 100 to 299) and at least 18 of these units must be within the major. You must take nine units within the upper division General Education thematic requirements and must meet other general education requirements, including your ethnic and non-Western requirements.

If you transfer at least 62 units to Chico and meet all lower division general education requirements, it is possible to complete your degree in four semesters--even if you have not taken any of the requirements for the major. To do so, you will have to take at least 15 units for three semesters and at least 18 units for one semester. Otherwise, it will take you longer to graduate. You can reduce the load during any semester by taking courses during summer session or intercession. Obviously, any semester in which you do not complete at least fifteen units will delay your graduation further unless balanced by additional classes in other semesters. Additional required courses may also be taken during summer or intercession. Required lower division courses (numbered 1-99) can be taken at a community college, but check with your advisor first to make sure that the course can be substituted.