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/SOC 202: Connecting Society and Health
  • CHS 206 Introduction to Pastoral and Spiritual Care
  • CHS/SOC 215: Sociology of Aging and Health
  • CHS 250: Applied Research in Health and Social Injustice
  • CHS/SOC 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/SOC 350: Environment, Health & Society
  • CHS/SOC 401: Health Disparities in Society
  • CHS/SOC 404: Sociology of Mental Health
  • CHS/SOC 406: Reproduction and Society
  • CHS/SOC 421: Sociology of Drugs and Addiction
  • CHS 426: Health Care Fraud and Compliance Investigation
  • CHS/SOC 437: Health of Indigenous Populations
  • CHS/SOC 449: Introduction to Biodemography
  • CHS 460: Self Care in the Helping Professions
  • CHS/SOC 497a: Building Healthy Communities
  • CLAS/CHS 313: Health & Med in Classical Antiquity


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


  • CHS/SOC 393: Internship
  • CHS/SOC 497a: Building Healthy Communities


Please see your academic advisor for personalized degree planning.