May 21, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Baccalaureate Degree Requirements Advising Sheet

Health Science B.S.* (Degree Completion)

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Mechelle Perea-Ryan, R.N., Ph.D, Program Director

The Health Science major provides students with a broad-based curriculum to pursue a multitude of careers within the health field. The health industry is a growing industry in the United States and employs more than 13.5 million workers in a wide variety of areas.  Courses within the curriculum prepare students with a comprehensive understanding of epidemiology, health program planning, health research, health care policy and systems, professional standards and health issues in a multicultural society.

This program is designed to articulate with community college programs in allied health and the sciences to provide students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree related to their health career interests. The Health Science degree provides appropriate undergraduate education to pursue graduate work in public health, health services, health policy and other professional health degrees.

Health Leadership and Administration Concentration
The Public 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. Students in the HLA concentration will be prepared to provide advocacy, budgeting, communication, leadership and management and evaluation of services in health care settings. This concentration also provides the education needed to pursue graduate work in health care, public, and business administration.

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:

  1. 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)
  2. Grade Point Average  (minimum grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better)
  3. General Education  (minimum of 49 units)
  4. 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)
  5. United States Constitution and California State and Local Government  (minimum of 3 units)
  6. 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

(23 units)

3. Co-requisites: Upper-division General Education

(9 units)

Choose one:

 (3 units)

Choose one:

(3 units)

The Major

(45 units minimum)

Supplemental Electives

Practicum Equivalency

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).

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