Feb 19, 2020
Mechelle Perea-Ryan, R.N., Ph.D (c), Program Director
The Health Science major provides students with a broad-based curriculum to pursue a career in health leadership and administration. The health industry is the target industry in the United States and employs more than 13.5 million workers in a wide variety of areas. The Health Science degree will prepare students with a comprehensive understanding of community health, health program planning, health science research, health care systems, and health issues in a multicultural society. Students will participate in a concentration to develop in-depth knowledge and gain experience in the area of health leadership and administration
Students in the program will be prepared to provide advocacy, leadership and management in health care settings. This program is designed to articulate with community college programs in allied health to provide students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree related to their select field. The Health Science degree provides appropriate undergraduate education to pursue graduate work in public health, social work, and health services administration.
The Health Science major with a concentration in Health Leadership and Administration will provide students with an interdisciplinary education that will support them in a wide range of middle management careers within the health field.
Bachelor of Science in Health Science
1. Complete the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements.
A student must comply with all University regulations and satisfy the following requirements:
- Units and Residency (minimum of 120 units: 40 units of upper division coursework and 30 semester units at Stanislaus State. At least 24 of these 30 units must be earned in upper-division courses, at least 12 must be in the major, and at least 9 must be applicable to General Education-Breadth requirements)
- Grade Point Average (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
- General Education (minimum of 49 units)
- Upper Division Writing Proficiency (minimum of 3 units)
- Pass the Writing Proficiency Screening Test (WPST)
- Writing Proficiency (WP) Course (may double count in the major)
- United States Constitution and California State and Local Government (minimum of 3 units)
- Multicultural Requirement (minimum of 3 units) (may double count with General Education requirements or in the major)
Subsequently all students must submit an application for graduation and receive approval from the major advisor, department chair, and Director of Academic Advising. For more information see the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements .
2. Prerequisites to the major
3. Co-requisites: Upper-division General Education
(45 units minimum)
Health Leadership and Administration (HLA) Concentration
Co-requisites to the HLA Concentration
Up to six upper division units of credit towards the Bachelor of Science degree in Health Science may be granted based on verification of clinical work experience in a field associated with Health Science. One unit of credit can be received for 60 hours of clinical work performed post program completion over a 6 month time period. Students must successfully complete three Health Science core courses with a grade C or better before seeking approval of these units. Students seeking the 6 unit maximum will need to verify 360 clinical hours over a two year period. To request unit credit, the student will need to present a portfolio verifying specialty program completion, certification if appropriate, and related work experience in a Health Science associated field (e.g. radiography, sonography, and emergency medical technician).