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Health Science and Recreation Department

BS - Health Science

University Graduation Requirements

Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.

4-Year Program Roadmap

Students may find a roadmap for this program here. These roadmaps are an advising tool that outlines a path of courses a student can take to complete requirements for graduation. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example course grade minimums).

Major-Specific Graduation Requirements

All courses in Required for the Major Core must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to graduate. All other approved electives require a "C-" or better to graduate.


Course Requirements

University Graduation Requirements41
Core Lower Division General Education24
Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a "C-" or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.
Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer Degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all Lower Division GE Requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.
Upper Division General Education6
Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.
American Institutions6
Coursework shown below for the 6 units required by the university are double counted within GE. Other courses do meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. Consult with major advisor for details.
Complete one sequence from:
African American Studies6
AFAM 002A. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentD23
AFAM 002B. African-Americans and the Development of America's History and GovernmentM73
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IIM73
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015A. Essentials of U.S. HistoryM123
HIST 015B. Essentials of U.S. & California GovernmentM113
Can be taken as POLS 015 A/B as well.
Mexican American Studies6
MAS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
MAS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentM73
Physical Education2
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement3
At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. For additional information on the WST, please see http://testing.sjsu.edu/wst. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at http://info.sjsu.edu/gwar.html.
A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.
Preparation for the Major15
Students selecting this concentration must earn a grade of "C" or higher in each of the courses required in the Preparation for the Major.
HS 001. Understanding Your HealthE3
HS 015. Human Life SpanD13
HS 025. Health Team Building3
HS 067. Introductory Health StatisticsB43
Any course that is currently articulated to STAT095 may be used to fulfill the HS067 preparation course for this major. UNVS 015C or UNVS 016C may also be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major.
HS 074. Healthy Communities3
Requirements of the Major51
Students must complete the following CORE courses with a grade of "C" or better to graduate. All other approved electives require a "C-" or better to graduate.
Core Courses30
HS 103. Introduction to Health Policy3
HS 104. Community Health Promotion3
HS 114. Applications in Community Health Promotion3
HS 135. Health Issues in a Multicultural SocietyS3
HS 158. Health Communications3
HS 159. Health Program Planning3
HS 161. Epidemiology3
HS 162. Health Care Organization and Administration3
HS 165. The Health Professional3
HS 167. Biostatistics3
Additional Courses21
21 units of upper division electives21
University Electives13
Additional courses selected in consultation with major advisor

Total Units:120