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Health Science and Recreation Department

BS - Public Health, Concentration in Health Services Administration

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. 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). Associate Transfer Degrees (ADT) pathway roadmaps can be found here.

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 concentration courses require a "C-" or better to graduate.

Health Science and Recreation International Experience Requirement

To satisfy the Health Science and Recreation Department international requirement, students must study abroad for at least nine days in an approved program (exemption from the study abroad portion of the requirement must be approved by the dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences based on compelling individual life experiences or physical limitations. A relevant cross-cultural experience in the U.S. will be substituted). Specific details can be found on the college website at http://www.sjsu.edu/chhs/international-experience/.


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.
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
The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A/B) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A/B, 2A/B) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. 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 GovernmentD3+US1233
Asian American Studies6
AAS 033A. Asian Americans in U.S. History ID23
AAS 033B. Asian Americans in U.S. History IID3+US1233
U.S. History and Government6
HIST 015. Essentials of U.S. History D2+US13
POLS 015. Essentials of U.S. & California Government D3+US233
Chicana and Chicano Studies6
CCS 010A. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD23
CCS 010B. Mexican Americans and the Development of U.S. History and GovernmentD3+US1233
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 Major18
Students selecting this concentration must earn a grade of "C" or better in 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 015F and UNVS 015S may be used in lieu of the statistics course required by this major.
HS 074. Healthy Communities3
Complete one course from:
BUS1 020. Financial Accounting3
BUS1 020N. Survey of Accounting3
Any course that is currently articulated for BUS1 020 or BUS1 020N may be used to fulfill this preparation requirement for this major.
Requirements of the Major51-54
Students must complete the following CORE courses with a grade of "C" or better to graduate. All concentration courses 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 Admin3
HS 165. The Health Professional3
HS 167. Biostatistics3
Concentration Courses21
HS 166A. Field Experience Seminar3
HS 166B. Fieldwork Experience3
Complete 15 units from:
HS 117. Social Policy and Services in Aging3
HS 170. Health Care Economics3
HS 171. Managed Health Care3
HS 173. Comparative Healthcare Systems3
HS 174. Fundamentals of Health Information Tech3
HS 175. Legal/Ethical Aspects, Healthcare Admin3
College International Experience0-3
In consultation with advisor, select an International Experience course that is followed by -ITL0-3
University Electives7-10
Additional courses selected in consultation with major advisor

Total Units:120