Courses 

Prior to declaring the minor students must complete College Algebra (MATH 115) or a calculus course, Cellular Basis of Life (BIOL 172) or BIOL 151, Cellular and Molecular Biology and General Chemistry (CHEM 120 A and B) or equivalent community college courses with a grade of B or better, as well as have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.

In addition, to declare the minor, students must meet with a Health Professions advisor and prepare an academic plan charting their path to graduation.

Students must follow this academic plan and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to stay in the minor (this requirement is necessary since several course pre-requisites will be waived for students in the program in order to allow them to move through the courses more quickly).

If a student’s cumulative GPA drops below a 3.0, the student will be notified and allowed to remain in the program for a single semester. Students who fail to raise their cumulative GPA to above a 3.0 will be dropped from the program.

Once dropped from the program a student can appeal to the Health Professions Committee for reinstatement once their cumulative GPA is above 3.0. Students may also petition to replace a required course in which they received a grade lower than a “B” – typically the replacement course must be a more advanced course.

All students in the minor must take the following 24-25 units with the following stipulations: (a) at least 12 units must be unique to the minor and (b) students cannot use coursework in the major to meet GE requirements except under circumstances specified in the university catalog.

 (Courses in red need to go through Curriculog)

Social Sciences (6 units); Basic Sciences (7 units)

PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology (3 units)
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3 units) BIOL 172 Cellular Basis of Life (4 units) or BIOL 151, Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 units)
CHEM 301A Organic Chemistry (3 units)    

Population Health & Cross Cultural Studies (6 units)

HESC 401, Epidemiology (3 units)

And 1 of the following:

ASAM 330A, Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Health Issues (3 units)
ASAM 330B, Asian American and Pacific Islander Community Health Field Studies (3 units)
HESC 471/ASAM 471 Obesity, Policy and Hispanic Communities (3 units)
HESC 411, Promoting Health in Multicultural Populations (3 units)                                                                                 AFAM 304, The Black Family (3)                                                                                                                                          
ANTH 308, Culture and Aging (3)                                    
ASAM 342, Asian American and Pacific Islander Families (3)
CHIC 305, The Chicana/Chicano Family (3)
CHIC 306, Barrio Studies (3)

Electives (3-4 units)

The elective course must be taken from outside the student's college. 
(Note: Pre-requisites for some of these courses may be waived for student who are in good standing in the minor) BIOL  273 Principles of Genetics and Molecular Biology (4 units)                                                                                  
BIOL 152 Evolution and Organismal Biology (4 units)
BIOL 302 General Microbiology (4 units)
BIOL 361 Human Anatomy (4 units)
BIOL 362 Mammalian Physiology (4 units)
CHEM 421 Biological Chemistry (3 units)
CHEM 445 Nutritional Biochemistry (3 units)
HESC 410 Community Health Education (3 units)
HESC 420 Chronic Disease Epidemiology (3 units)
HESC 300 Holistic and Alternative Medicine (3 units)
HESC 421 Infectious Disease Epidemiology (3 units)
KNES 451 Sports Medicine (3 units)
PHIL 314 Medical Ethics (3 units)
PSYC 306 Biopsychology (3 units)
PSYC 341 Abnormal Psychology (3 units)
PSYC 362 Psychology of Aging (3 units)
SOCI 360 Sociology of Death and Dying (3 units)
SOCI 443 Sociology of Aging (3 units)
BIOL 306 Biology of Aging (3 units)
ANTH 315, Culture and Nutrition (3)
SPAN 302, Spanish for Health and Human Services- B (3)

Internship or Research (at least 3 units at the upper-division level)

Independent Study (appropriate Independent Study course, e.g. KNES 499, BIOL 499L, CHEM 495)
Internship (appropriate upper-division internship Course, e.g., PSYC 495, HESC 495, HESC 499, BIOL 495, CHEM 490)

Calculus & Statistics (8-12 units)

Students interested in Dental, Medical, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Podiatry Programs are strongly encouraged to complete some or all of the following additional courses.  These are not part of the minor, but are required, or strongly recommended, for the above health professions programs. 

Short Course in Calculus (MATH 130) OR Calculus (MATH 150A) & Calculus (MATH 150B)
Statistics Applied to Natural Sciences (MATH 338) or an appropriate discipline based statistics course (e.g., HESC 349)

Additional Basic Sciences

Students interested in Dental, Medical, Optometry, Pharmacy, and Podiatry Programs are strongly encouraged to complete some or all of the following additional courses. These are not part of the minor, but are required, or strongly recommended, for the above health professions programs.

Organic Chemistry (CHEM 301B)
Organic Chemistry Lab (CHEM 302)
Elementary Physics (Physics 211)
Elementary Physics Lab (Physics 211L)
Elementary Physics (Physics 212)
Elementary Physics Lab (Physics 212L)