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Health Science Program Information

Units required for major 54-56

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Science prepares students for a variety of roles within the allied health professions. The curriculum integrates coursework from disciplines across the University to provide students with a broad foundation of knowledge and skills related to life sciences, social sciences, communications, health ecology, public service, ethical practice, and data analysis.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with the necessary prerequisite courses to pursue careers or training in clinical or non-clinical practice professions after graduation, such as Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Physician Assistance, or Public Health. The curriculum also prepares students to transition to clinical majors at Sacramento State if they wish. Students have the flexibility to select a program of study that suits their career goals within the allied health professions.

Note: Students graduating with a BS in Health Science will not be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement. Students who change major may be subject to the University’s Foreign Language Graduation Requirement.

Catalog - Health Science Degree

Four-Year Roadmap



Supplemental Courses & Potential Minors

The new Health Science program (effective Fall 2020) is the new pathway towards Nursing. If students decide to complete the BS in Health Science it is strongly encouraged to select a minor to fulfill foundational background in an area of interest and to help meet all university unit requirements.

The information below provides units which may allow for the completion of a related minor in the four-year academic plan (two-year for transfers).



Year 3

SEMESTER 1    SEMESTER 2  
COURSE NAME UNIT VALUE COURSE NAME UNIT VALUE
D: PUBH 114 Human Ecol. & Health (UD) 3 PUBH 122 Health Psychology 3
HLSC ELECTIVE 3 HLSC ELECTIVE ^^ 3
C: ARTS/HUMANITIES (UD) 3 B5: FURTHER STUDIES (UD) 3
ELECTIVE ◊ 3 UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3 UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3

Year 4

SEMESTER 1   SEMESTER 2  
COURSE NAME UNIT VALUE COURSE NAME UNIT VALUE
HLSC COURSE IN AGING^ 3 HHS 160 Senior Seminar 3
HLSC COURSE IN ETHICS** 3 HLSC ELECTIVE ^^ 3
HLSC ELECTIVE ^^ 3 HLSC ELECTIVE ^^ 3
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3 UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3
UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3 UPPER DIVISION ELECTIVE ◊ 3

Please consult with the CHHS Student Success Center regarding the best academic plan for you.

You might consider the following minor (◊) options. Please review the options below:

Child Development

Counseling

Gerontology

Psychology

Recreation Administration