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    CSU East Bay
   
 
  Sep 23, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 CSU East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences, Pre-Clinical Preparation Option, B.S.


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Program Description


Health, the second largest industry in the United States, employs over eight million workers. Physicians represent only 7% of this workforce, and there are over 200 other professions in the health sciences field. Many of these professions can be entered directly with a B.S. degree in Health Sciences. Other professions may require graduate training. Career opportunities and competition for admission to programs varies with each profession. Students should, therefore, plan carefully with a faculty advisor for career and training alternatives. The B.S. degree with a major in Health Sciences offers a program of instruction with four elective areas of study (options). Students select one of these options to meet career needs and should seek faculty advising in making their selection.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating with a B.S. in Health Sciences from Cal State East Bay will be able to:

  1. Integrate and synthesize knowledge from general education courses and courses in the biological, physical, social and health sciences;
  2. Communicate effectively in the provision of healthcare services to the community;
  3. Work effectively as individuals, teams, partnerships and larger groups toward accomplishing healthcare goals;
  4. Apply ethics and professional standards to interactions with colleagues, supervisors and staff, diverse and multicultural clients, and with the general public;
  5. Evaluate scientific and policy research to solve problems in the health sciences.

Career Opportunities

By selecting one of the four elective areas of study, students can prepare for graduate study or for employment in an entry-level career position. Graduate study is available in several fields: the clinical health professions, community health education, epidemiology, health administration, planning, and other public health specialties. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter career positions in both governmental and non-governmental organizations. These include state and county health departments, hospitals, community clinics, health service agencies, nursing homes, environmental health agencies, insurance and pharmaceutical companies, and many other employment settings.

Major Requirements (B.S.)


The major in Health Sciences consists of 115-126 units; the B.S. degree requires a total of 180 units.

Note:


A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in each course with an HSC prefix. All Upper and Lower Division Core courses must be taken for a letter grade. Credit/No Credit is not accepted.

The following Lower Division and Upper Division Core must be completed for the following options only: Administration and Management Option, Pre-Clinical Preparation Option with a Pre-Nursing Specialization or Pre-Health Specialization, and the Community Health Option. (Please Note: The Option in Pre-Clinical Preparation with a Pre-Doctoral Specialization and the Option in Environmental Health and Safety each have their own list of Lower Division and Upper Division Core courses). In addition, all HSC courses with 3000 and 4000 prefixes must be taken at CSU East Bay.

III. Options (36-65 units)


Select one of the four options in consultation with your faculty advisor. The choice of option should reflect your career goals and a willingness to acquire an in-depth knowledge of one area of the Health Sciences major.

Note:


Non-Health Sciences option courses may have prerequisites. Include these prerequisites in your academic planning.

Pre-Clinical Preparation Option (36-65 units)


1. Pre-Nursing Specialization (36 units)


See Lower Division Core and Upper Division Core as outlined above in sections I and II.

2. Pre-Health Specialization (36 units)


See Lower Division Core and Upper Division Core as outlined above in sections I and II.

Complete the following course:


Note:


Select 32 additional units in preparation for programs in nutrition, occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, dental hygiene, physical therapy, genetic counseling, or social work. Suggested courses depend on career choice. Courses will be chosen from physical, life, and social sciences, and arts and humanities in consultation with your faculty advisor.

3. Pre-Doctoral Specialization (65 units for the option; 120 units for the major.)


Please Note: The Pre-Doctoral Specialization has its own separate Lower Division and Upper Division courses, as listed below:

a. Lower Division Core (4 units)


Note:

In preparation for programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry or veterinary science, in addition to your faculty advisor, please also consult and register with the Pre-Professional Health Academic Program (PHAP) Advisor. See PHAP website (www.sci.csueastbay.edu/PHAP) for the recommended course list which includes the following basic science foundation courses.

Note:


The following courses are not required for the health sciences major but are recommended additional preparation for biomedical careers. As different biomedical careers have different course recommendations, students need to consult with a prehealth professions adviser (preprof@csueastbay.edu) before choosing any of these courses.

Other Degree Requirements


In addition to major requirements, every student must also complete the University requirements for graduation which are described in the Baccalaureate Degree Requirements chapter in the front of this catalog. These include the General Education-Breadth requirements; the second composition (ENGL 1002 ) requirement; the cultural groups/women requirement; the performing arts/activities requirement; the U.S. history, U.S. Constitution, and California state and local government requirement; the University Writing Skills Requirement; and the residence, unit, and grade point average requirements.

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