Bachelor of Science in Health Science - Community Health Option
California State University, Fresno
USD 16,089 / per year *
01 Jul 2023
Earliest start date
* with additional fees and living expenses, the overall annual cost is around $28,584
The Health Science Bachelor of Science curriculum consists of a core of five courses providing a foundation of knowledge and skills critical to the theory and practice of the health professional. In addition, students complete a specialized cluster of courses in an option that provides depth and breadth for the area. A variety of combinations between and within options is possible to meet professional goals. However, university policy allows only one option to appear on the transcript and diploma.
To complete the health science major for the B.S., students must complete General Education requirements (48 units), a health science core specific to an option (15 units), one of three options (21-27 units), and any additional requirements to the option selected (11-33 units), the upper-division writing skills requirement, Multicultural and International (M/I), and additional electives. Students are encouraged to complete the additional requirements prior to the major courses as the courses may meet General Education requirements, and they provide a foundation for the courses in health science. Elective units also may be used toward earning a certificate.
The community health curriculum requires courses in the basic sciences (Biology, Chemistry, and Anatomy/Physiology) as well as in: Statistics, Community Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Health Administration, Health Behavior, Principles of Health Education, Human Disease, Health Education Methods, Emergency Preparedness, Global and Cultural Health, Drugs and Alcohol, Alternative and Complementary Medicine, and many other topics. Program planning, dissemination, implementation, and evaluation are emphasized throughout the curriculum.