Requirements

B.S. IN HEALTH SCIENCE

Requirements (104-106 units)
Total units required for graduation: 180-187

Note: All Health Science concentrations require grades of "C" (2.0) or better in all upper-division coursework with an HSCI prefix or any course approved for upper-division Health Science substitutions required in the major.

Certain required courses also apply in the university's general education program (See Page 68).

Health Science Core Courses (25 units)

Lower-division requirement (5 units)

  1. HSCI 120. Health and Society: An Ecological Approach (5)

Upper-division requirements (20 units)

  1. HSCI 315. Statistics for the Health Sciences (4)
  2. HSCI 352. Principles of Environmental Health (4)
  3. HSCI 367. Human Disease Mechanisms (4)
  4. HSCI 370. Health Behavior (4)
  5. HSCI 451. Principles of Epidemiology (4)

Concentration (79-93 units)

One of the following five concentrations is required for the major:

Environmental Health Concentration (91-93 units)

  1. BIOL 200. Biology of the Cell (5)
  2. BIOL 201. Biology of Organisms (5)
  3. BIOL 202. Biology of Populations (5)
  4. Five units chosen from:
    • BIOL 220. Principles of Microbiology (5)
    • BIOL 320. Microorganisms (6)
  5. CHEM 215. General Chemistry I: Atomic Structure and Chemical Bonding (6)
  6. CHEM 216. General Chemistry II: Principles of Chemical Reactions (6)
  7. Organic chemistry, a minimum of five units. Choose Group A, B, or C in its entirety:
    • Group A
      • CHEM 206. Fundamentals of Chemistry II: Organic Chemistry (5)
    • Group B
      • CHEM 221A. Organic Chemistry I: Lecture (3)
      • CHEM 221B Organic Chemistry I: Laboratory (1)
      • CHEM 222A. Organic Chemistry II: Lecture (3)
      • CHEM 222B. Organic Chemistry II: Laboratory (1)
      • CHEM 223A. Organic Chemistry III: Lecture (3)
      • CHEM 223B. Organic Chemistry III: Laboratory (1)
    • Group C
      • CHEM 321. Principles of Organic Chemistry I (5)
      • CHEM 322. Principles of Organic Chemistry II (5)
      • CHEM 323. Principles of Organic Chemistry III (5)
  8. HSCI 380. Toxicology (4)
  9. HSCI 401. Advanced Environmental Health (5)
  10. HSCI 402. Principles of Occupational Health (5)
  11. HSCI 403. Vector-borne Disease Control (5)
  12. HSCI 478. Environmental Health Management (4)
  13. HSCI 480. Health Services Administration (4)
  14. HSCI 496. Internship in Environmental Health (4)
  15. Four units chosen from:
    • MATH 192. Methods of Calculus (4)
    • MATH 211. Basic Concepts of Calculus (4)
  16. A minimum of thirteen units, choose Group A or B below:
    • Group A:
      • PHYS 121. Basic Concepts of Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 122. Basic Concepts of Physics II (4)
      • PHYS 123. Basic Concepts of Physics III (4)
    • Group B:
      • PHYS 221. General Physics I (5)
      • PHYS 222. General Physics II (5)
      • PHYS 223. General Physics III (5)
  17. Six units of health science electives chosen from:
    • HSCI 322. Air Pollution (2)
    • HSCI 324. Radiological Health and Safety (2)
    • HSCI 354. Solid Waste Management (2)
    • HSCI 356. Housing and Institutions (2)
    • HSCI 358. Water Quality and Pollution Control (4)
    • HSCI 381. Occupational Safety (4)
    • HSCI 477. Environmental Health Engineering (4)
    • HSCI 499. Directed Reading (1-4)
    • HSCI 530. Food-borne Illnesses and Their Prevention (4)
    • HSCI 531. Bioterrorism (4)
    • HSCI 557. Hazardous Material Control (4)
    • HSCI 558. Management of Water Quality (4)
    • HSCI 595. Independent Study (1-4)

Health Care Management Concentration (79 units)

  1. ACCT 211. Introductory Accounting I (4)
  2. ACCT 212. Introductory Accounting II (4)
  3. ECON 200. Principles of Microeconomics (4)
  4. HSCI 271. Introduction to Public Health (4)
  5. HSCI 273. Software Applications in the Health Sciences (4)
  6. HSCI 360. Medical Care Organizations (4)
  7. HSCI 423. Health and Wellness of Older Adults (4)
  8. HSCI 436. Human Resources Management in Health Care (4)
  9. HSCI 438. Financial Management in Health Care (4)
  10. HSCI 452. Special Topic in Health Science and Human Ecology (4)
  11. HSCI 455. Health Policy and Law (4)
  12. HSCI 460. Strategic Planning and Marketing in the Health Care System (4)
  13. HSCI 468. Research Methodology in Health Science (4)
  14. HSCI 480. Health Services Administration (4)
  15. HSCI 489. Pre-Field Experience (2)
  16. HSCI 493. Field Experience Seminar (1)
  17. HSCI 495. Field Experience (4)
  18. MGMT 302. Management and Organizational Behavior (4)
  19. Twelve units of upper-division health science electives or other electives approved by an advisor.

Public Health Education Concentration (79 units)

  1. BIOL 220. Principles of Microbiology (5)
  2. BIOL 223. Human Physiology and Anatomy I (5)
  3. BIOL 224. Human Physiology and Anatomy II (5)
  4. CHEM 205. Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry (5)
  5. HSCI 271. Introduction to Public Health (4)
  6. HSCI 273. Software Applications in the Health Sciences (4)
  7. HSCI 301. Foundations of Public Health Education (4)
  8. HSCI 310. Health and Human Sexuality (4)
  9. HSCI 342. Nutrition for Your Health (4)
  10. HSCI 359. Global Health (4)
  11. HSCI 364. Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse (4)
  12. HSCI 455. Health Policy and Law (4)
  13. HSCI 468. Research Methodology in Health Science (4)
  14. HSCI 471. Health Program Planning and Implementation (4)
  15. HSCI 473. Strategies and Methods in Health Education (4)
  16. HSCI 480. Health Services Administration (4)
  17. HSCI 489. Pre-Field Experience (2)
  18. HSCI 493. Field Experience Seminar (1)
  19. HSCI 495. Field Experience (4)
  20. Four units of upper division elective from SOC, ANTH, PA, GEOG, PSYC, HSCI as approved by advisor.

B.S. IN HEALTH SCIENCE – INTEGRATED TEACHING TRACK

Requirements (145 units)
Total units required for graduation: 218-222

Students who successfully meet the requirements for the Integrated Teaching Track in Health Science will earn a B.S. in Health Science and a Single Subject Preliminary Teaching Credential in Health Science. In addition to the course requirements listed below, students must complete the following to qualify for a Preliminary Teaching Credential:

  1. Successfully complete the California Basic Education Skills Test (CBEST) and the appropriate California Subject Examinations for Teachers (CSET). These exams must be passed before enrolling in ESEC 550A;
  2. Submit a Program Application File (PAF) to the Credentials Office;
  3. Identify an advisor who is approved by the chairs of the Health Science Department and the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education;
  4. Provide verification of a negative tuberculin examination within the last 24 months, and submit an application for a certificate of clearance or evidence of a credential or permit authorizing public school teaching in California;
  5. Academic Achievement
  6. Applicants must maintain the following minimum grade point averages:
    • A grade point average of 2.75 in all baccalaureate course work.
    • A grade point average of 3.0 ("B") in professional education course work with no course grade in this area lower than "B-." Students can only discount one grade in the professional education courses. They can repeat only two of these courses.
  7. Course work taken at another institution, or more than seven years ago, is subject to approval by the chairs of both the Health Science Department and the Department of Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education.

Lower-division requirement (33 units)

  1. HSCI 120. Health and Society: An Ecological Approach (5)
  2. HSCI 271. Introduction to Community Health (4)
  3. HSCI 273. Software Applications in the Health Sciences (4)
  4. BIOL 220. Principles of Microbiology (5)
  5. BIOL 223. Human Physiology and Anatomy I (5)
  6. BIOL 224. Human Physiology and Anatomy II (5)
  7. CHEM 205. Fundamentals of Chemistry I: General Chemistry (5)

Upperdivision requirements (64 units)

  1. HSCI 301. Foundations of Public Health Education (4)
  2. HSCI 310. Health and Human Sexuality (4)
  3. HSCI 315. Statistics for the Health Sciences (4)
  4. HSCI 342. Nutrition for Your Health (4)
  5. HSCI 352. Environmental Health I (4)
  6. HSCI 364. Drug and Alcohol Use and Abuse (4)
  7. HSCI 367. Human Disease Mechanisms (4)
  8. HSCI 370. Health Behavior (4)
  9. HSCI 451. Principles of Epidemiology (4)
  10. HSCI 455. Health Policy and Law (4)
  11. HSCI 468. Research Methodology in Health Science (4)
  12. HSCI 471. Health Program Planning and Implementation (4)
  13. HSCI 473. Strategies and Methods in Health Education (4)
  14. HSCI 540. School Health Programs and Practices (4)
  15. Eight units of health science electives or other electives approved by an advisor.

Education courses (48 units)

  1. ESEC 405. Introduction to Secondary School Culture (4)
  2. ESEC 407. Secondary School Teaching (4)
  3. ESEC 410. Adolescent Development and Learning (4)
  4. ESEC 413. Language Interaction in the Classroom (4)
  5. ESEC 417. Educational Psychology: Instructional Theory, Assessment, and Classroom Management (4)
  6. ESEC 419. Literacy Across the Curriculum (4)
  7. ESEC 506L. Curriculum and Instruction in Content Areas: Life and Physical Sciences (4)
  8. ESEC 550A. Student Teaching (2)
  9. The following courses must be taken together:
    • ESEC 512. Assessment Seminar: Designing Instruction (2)
    • ESEC 550B. Student Teaching (4)
  10. The following courses must be taken together:
    • ESEC 513. Assessment Seminar: Assessing Learning (2)
    • ESEC 514. Assessment Seminar: Culminating Teaching Experience (2)
    • ESEC 550C. Student Teaching (8)

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