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You want to make your mark on the world by helping people live healthier lives.  If you’re considering a career in healthcare, the Health Science program at California State University Channel Islands (CI) offers a solid foundation for a variety of roles in public and private health services, as well as graduate studies. 

We offer:

Major

Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Your program

In CI’s Health Science program, you’ll combine coursework with service and experiential learning to gain valuable, hands-on exposure to the diverse settings, challenges, populations, trends and opportunities in healthcare.  Students take a set of core biology, chemistry, sociology and health-related courses, along with elective and interdisciplinary courses that complement their own interests.  

The program culminates in a capstone service-learning internship with a community-based organization or public health organization, or supervised community-based research.

Your future

You’ll be well-prepared to tackle a variety of roles in the high-demand and fast-growing health services field, as well as graduate study in areas ranging from medical and dental school to public health, psychology, sociology, healthcare administration, public administration and social work.

Top career fields include:

  • Hospital administrator
  • Health educator
  • Hospital records manager
  • Program evaluator
  • Health data researcher
  • Social worker
  • Nutritionist
  • Patient representative
  • Doctor
  • Nurse

Your future income

Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics to learn more about the outlook for your future career.