Mission: To cultivate the success of the diverse community of students as they develop and plan their career and educational pathways. CHS comprehensive advising services are designed to assist students to best reach their career and academic objectives, matching their values, abilities, and interests to their college goals.

  • Faculty Advising/Mentoring: Faculty mentor students as they develop critical skills in the Health Sciences.
  • Professional Academic Advising: Professional academic advisors partner with students to select courses during their entire academic program of study. Referrals to other resources such as career/health services, tutoring, and counseling are also made.
  • Pre-Health Advising: Pre‐health advising is also available in the Student Services Center for students interested in gaining entrance into professional schools, including but not limited to medical and pharmacy schools, such as those listed on our Career Paths page.


International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma/Certificate

Credits Awarded by the College of Health Sciences

IB Subject Area

Score

Semester

Hours

CHS Equivalent Course

Art/Design

5, 6 or 7

6

ARMU110 and 120

Biology

6 or 7

8

Elective (3 units) ❹

Business and Management

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective (3 units)

Chemistry

6 or 7

8

Elective (3 units) ❹

Classical Languages (Latin)

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

Economics

5, 6 or 7

6

ECON210 & 220

English A

5, 6, or 7

6

ENGL110❶

Geography

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

History—American

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

History—East and Southeast and

Oceania

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

History—European

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

Mathematics – Calculus

6 or 7

4

MATH130❷❸❹

Music

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

7

15

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

6

10

Elective

*Modern Languages: Chinese

5

5

Elective

*Modern Languages: French

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

*Modern Languages: German

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

7

16

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

6

15

Elective

*Modern Languages: Japanese

5

10

Elective

*Modern Languages: Spanish

5, 6 or 7

8

Elective

Physics

6 or 7

 

PHYS110 & 120❷❸❹

Psychology

5, 6 or 7

3

PSYC110

Social and Cultural Anthropology

5, 6 or 7

3

ANTH210

Theatre

5, 6 or 7

3

Elective

Visual Arts

5, 6 or 7

6

Elective

*No credit is awarded if the language is the student’s native language.


Advanced Placement (AP) Exam

Credits Awarded by the College of Health Sciences

AP Subject Area

Score

Semester

Units

CHS Equivalent Course

ART: Art History

3, 4 or 5

3

ARMU110

ART: Music (Theory)

3, 4 or 5

3

ARMU120

BIOLOGY

4 or 5

3

Elective ( 3 units) ❹

CHEMISTRY

4 or 5

3

Elective (3 units) ❹

ECONOMICS: Macroeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON210

ECONOMICS: Mircoeconomics

3, 4 or 5

3

ECON220

ENGLISH: Language/Composition

3, 4 or 5

3

ENGL110❶

ENGLISH: Literature/Composition

3, 4 or 5

3

ENGL110❶

U.S. Government/Politics (CA govt)

3, 4 or 5

3

GOVT110

MATH: Calculus AB/AB subscore

4 or 5

3

MATH130❷❸❹

MATH: Calculus BC

4 or 5

3

MATH130❷❸❹

Physics AP 1 Mechanics

4 or 5

4

PHYS210/210L❷❸❹

Physics AP 2 Electricity and Magnetism

4 or 5

4

PHYS220/220L❷❸❹

Physics AP Mechanics C

4 or 5

4

PHYS210/210L❷❸❹

Physics AP Electricity/Magnetism C

4 or 5

4

PHYS220/220L❷❸❹

PSYCHOLOGY

3, 4 or 5

3

PSYC110

STATISTICS

4 or 5

3

MATH120❷❸❹

❶Entering freshmen and other undergraduate students who do not have credit for ENGL110 are required to take the CNUCHS English Placement Test.
❷ BS-MD students are advised to take Mathematics and Physics courses in the College of
Health Sciences in order to meet the admission requirements of medical schoo ls. The CNU College of Medicine no longer accepts AP or IB course credits for Statistics and Calculus to fulfill the admission requirement of two semesters of college level mathematics courses.
❸ BS-PharmD students are able to transfer AP Calculus and Physics to CNU’s College of Pharmacy. However, BS-PharmD students are advised to carefully research admission requirements of other pharmacy schools.
❹Transfers and other undergraduate students who have achieved advanced level of
proficiency in general biology, chemistry, mathematics and physics may opt to waive certain courses. They are advised to meet with course instructor and discuss a test-out option (with a minimum passing grade of B).

Contact

Phone: 916-686-8378
info.chs@cnsu.edu

Address

California Northstate University
College of Health Sciences
2910 Prospect Park Drive
Rancho Cordova, CA 95670

College Code

SAT College Code: 7669
ACT College Code: 7032