Health and Human Services

Departmental Affiliation: Sociology

Health and Human Services


Health and Human Services Associate in Arts Degree

 

Within the Department of Sociology, an Associate in Arts degree in Health and Human Services is available on the Doheny Campus. This program prepares students for entry level careers in the social services (e.g., health services, law enforcement, probation, family services and youth services), and for advanced studies in the Baccalaureate program on

the Chalon Campus. In addition to completion of all General Studies courses for the Associate in Arts degree, the following are required:

 

Courses required for A.A. Degree in Health and Human Services:

SOC 1

Introduction to Sociology

(3)

SOC 6

The Family, Child, and Community

(3)

SOC 7

Introduction to Human Services

(3)

SOC 10

Deviance and Youth

(3)

SOC 13

Anatomy for the Social Services

(3)

SOC 25

Internship: Human Services

(3)

SOC 30

Human Communication

(3)

SOC 49

Multicultural Issues in Healthcare

(3)

SOC 94

Topics in Aging

(3)

PSY 1

Introduction to Psychology

(3)

BIO 10

Health Science

(3)

 

OR

 

BIO 5

Life Sciences

(3)

BUS 4

Business Foundations

(3)

 

One Ethics course:

PHI 21, RST 41, RST 45, RST 49, or RST 50

Student may select an emphasis in Bilingual Settings by the addition of the following courses:

SPA 1*

Elementary Spanish I

(4)

SPA 2*

or

Elementary Spanish II

(4)

SPA 3A

Accelerated Spanish III

(3)

SPA 4

Intermediate Spanish IV

(3)

 

*Requirements may be met through examination

 

 

 

Plus all other General Studies requirements for the A.A. Degree.

Healthcare Policy

Departmental Affiliation: History and Political Science

Healthcare Policy

The Healthcare Policy Major is a cross-disciplinary program designed for students seeking a career in the healthcare policy sector. Students will complete courses taught by political science, nursing, biology, and psychology faculty. This program will train students in both the science and politics of healthcare. Students may choose to focus on local, national or international health care policy issues. Students participate in either a travel study that involves a world healthcare issue or an internship in the healthcare field, ensuring an education in both theory and practice. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for positions with pharmaceutical companies; lobbying organizations; government agencies; and healthcare advocacy organizations.


Healthcare Policy B.A. Degree (or Major)

 

Required Courses

 

Lower Division: 12 units

 

POL 1

American Government and Institutions

(3)

POL 2

Introduction to World Politics

(3)

BIO 10

Health Science

(3)

PSY 1

Introduction to Psychology

 

(3)

Upper Division: 15 units

 

 

 

NUR 104

Healthcare Policy

(3)

POL 101

Research Methods

(3)

POL 102 or

Women and the Law

(3)

POL 147

Women and Development

 

(3)

POL 176

Public Policy

(3)

POL 191

Internship

(3)

 

Approved Healthcare Policy Electives (9)

Total units required for the major: 36

To be eligible to apply to the Accelerated Nursing Program, Healthcare Policy Majors must meet GPA requirements, and complete the following approved electives:

BIO 3

General Microbiology w/lab

 

BIO 10

Health Science

BIO 40A

Human Anatomy w/lab

 

BIO 50B

Human Physiology w/lab

 

CHE 3

Foundations of Chemistry

or

 

PHY 1A

Introductory Physics

 

 

 

 

PHI 168

Bioethics

 

PSY 12/102

Child/Human Development

 

SOC 1

Sociological Perspectives

 

Other approved Healthcare Policy electives include:

POL 102

Women and the Law

POL 131

International Relations

POL 147

Women and Development

POL 151

Humanitarian Intervention

POL 180

State and Local Politics

Courses approved by the Chair of the History and Political Science Department

Students must complete all General Studies requirements and at least a total of 124 units to graduate.

Healthcare Policy Minor

Students wishing to minor in Healthcare Policy are required to take POL 1, BIO 10, NUR 124, POL 176, plus 4 upper division courses approved by the student's academic advisor.