Health Science Major Options

B.S. in Health Science

Students who select the B.S. in Health Science are required to complete the Health Science core courses, GERO 107 (Aging and Society), and an additional six upper-division elective courses that highlight the interdisciplinarity and broad scope of practice in health-related fields.  This pathway is for those students who are interested in learning more about multidisciplinary approaches to health throughout the country and world, working to promote community wellness, increase access to healthcare, and improve healthcare outcomes for all and especially those in marginalized communities.  This choice gives students the flexibility to pursue an interdisciplinary health-related topic in depth by taking advantage of course offerings throughout the University. This choice can also provide students the flexibility to explore a variety of topics. This choice is a popular choice for those coming Health Science from another health-related major because previous coursework may already be listed as one of the approved electives.     

B.S. in Health Science with a Minor

Students who select the B.S. in Health Science with a Minor are required to complete the Health Science core courses and any minor offered at SJSU (excluding Gerontology  and Health Professions).  This choice is for those students who are interested in working in community health who also have a passion for another field of study.  Common minors pursued by students include Kinesiology, Nutrition, and Biology.  

B.S. in Health Science with a Concentration in Health ServicesAdministration

Students who select the  B.S. in Health Science with a Concentration in Health Services Administration are required to complete the Health Science core courses, five concentration courses in Health Services Administration, and 200 hours of fieldwork working in health services administration.  This concentration is for those students who are interested in increasing access to health services and improving health outcomes by working focusing on health policy, healthcare financing, and healthcare quality measures.