Program Overview


The Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree completion program is designed to prepare graduates to take their place in the workforce as middle managers in a variety of healthcare settings. The Health Science Leadership and Administration concentration uses courses from Business, Communication Studies, Political Science, and Psychology to provide a comprehensive program. The concentration is also unique in that it is an upper-division major designed to articulate well with a wide variety of allied health associate degree programs. This degree completion program will be of high interest to the many allied health professionals who seek professional advancement or certification. In order to better assist you, please take a moment to tell us a little about yourself. Use our pre-admission checklist form to help us determine your initial eligibility for the program: Pre-Admission Checklist

Should you need an alternate version of this form, please call Extended Education at (209) 667-3111.

The goals of the Health Science program are to prepare students who will: 
  • Work effectively within health care systems and/or organizations
  • Employ evidence-based practice
  • Apply quality improvement                      
  • Implement and evaluate programs relating to health in a multicultural society
  • Demonstrate a commitment to lifelong learning and professionalism

The Health Science major with a concentration in Health Leadership and Administration provides students with a broad-based curriculum to pursue a career in health leadership and administration within a variety of careers in health-related fields. The Health Science degree will prepare students with a comprehensive understanding of community health, health program planning, health science research, health care systems, and health issues in a multicultural society. Students who earn a B.S. in Health Science with a concentration in Health Leadership and Administration will have completed a program of study that combines rigorous academic preparation and opportunities for creative activities while fostering sensitivity for diverse populations. This program is also designed to articulate with community college programs in allied health to provide students the opportunity to complete a baccalaureate degree related to their select field. The Health Science degree provides appropriate undergraduate education to pursue graduate work in public health, social work, and health services administration or enter the private/community/public health workforce.