Requirements for the B.S.

The B.S. degree in Care, Health, and Society (CHS) requires a minimum of 36 units. Students are required to take a semester-long internship that must be completed in the second semester of their junior year or during their senior year. Students are encouraged to select an internship in a health-related vocation they wish to pursue. Students are awarded credit based on their ability to connect their internship experience to what they learned in their formal coursework.


CORE I (6 Units)

  • CHS 204: Introduction to the Helping Professions
  • CHS 306: Inter-Professional Care

CORE II (9 Units)

  • CHS 202: Connecting Society and Health
  • CHS 206 Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • CHS 303: Health and Society
  • CHS 305: Suffering and Care in Society
  • CHS 309: Ethical Issues in the Helping Professions
  • CHS 334: Community Health Care
  • CHS 350: Environment, Health & Society
  • CHS 401: Health Disparities in Society
  • CHS 404: Sociology of Mental Health
  • CHS 406: Reproduction and Society
  • CHS 426: Health Care Fraud and Compliance Investigation
  • CHS 437: Health of Indigenous Populations
  • CHS 449: Introduction to Biodemography
  • CHS 460: Self Care in the Helping Professions
  • CLAS/CHS 313: Health & Med in Classical Antiquity


  • SBS 200: Statistics
  • CHS 476: Research Methods and Analysis of Health Data (Prerequisite: SOC/SBS 200)
  • CHS 480: Qualitative Analysis of Health Data


  • CHS 393: Internship


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Students must also take five classes (from at least two disciplines) from the set of supporting career requirements.
All CHS majors must take three General Education courses in chemistry, biology, and nutrition.
All CHS majors must complete one of two thematic minors or a minor in public health.