Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 
    May 18, 2024  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2023-2024 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Health Sciences - Health Care Emphasis, B.A.

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Department Chair: Andrew Sensenig, Ph.D. 


This emphasis prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage healthcare operations and services within healthcare facilities and across healthcare systems. The program includes instruction in planning, leadership, operation and management, health policy, ethics, regulations and epidemiology specific to healthcare services. 

This program supports students who also wish to enter the Healthcare field as nurses or medical assistants. All necessary curriculum to complete the general education requirements as well as the science pre-requisites for the Nursing (BSN) program is included in this program.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate proficiency in general science concepts and theories, as well as in self-selected health science sub-disciplines in order to succeed in careers and graduate programs.
  2. Use critical and creative thinking to solve problems by compiling and analyzing scientific information from library, electronic, and experimental sources. Effectively apply current technology and scientific methodologies for problem solving.
  3. Design and conduct experiments –both individually and in small groups– using appropriate strategies such as: collect, organize, analyze, interpret, and present quantitative & qualitative data and incorporate them into the broader context of health sciences knowledge.
  4. Operate basic scientific instruments necessary for biological investigations such as microscopes, centrifuges, spectrophotometers, electrophoresis equipment and pH meters thus demonstrating competency in basic laboratory skills, cell culture, and field techniques.
  5. Describe economic and social contexts surrounding the practice of medicine in the United States and are able to apply socioeconomic and ethical perspectives in analysis of current issues in health care. 

Locations Offered

Main Campus Fresno

Degree Pathway

Pre-Health Sciences - Health Care Emphasis, B.A. Four Year Pathway  

Required Courses (48-52 Units)

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