Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences

California Northstate University College of Health Sciences (CNUCHS) offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.  Highly motivated students interested in further pursuing professional healthcare careers should apply to CNUCHS to earn their spot in the entering class.

Benefits of attending CNUCHS include:

  • Small class sizes and guaranteed course offerings
  • Individualized learning plans
  • Dedicated and award winning faculty advisors and mentors for each student
  • All students receive service learning and research experiences
  • Networking opportunities with professional health students and faculty

While earning the Bachelor of Science degree, students can customize their curriculum plan to satisfy the prerequisite course requirements for most professional health programs including medicine, pharmacy, clinical psychology, and dentistry. CHS faculty engage students in the classroom and are dedicated mentors to help students succeed with the rigors of pre-health professions education.

Students can choose to focus their studies in one of three concentrations:

  • Human Biology
  • Biopsychology
  • Health Science Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree at CHS is planned as a four year degree.  In order to graduate students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete all credits toward the degree with a “C” grade or better.  Students will earn a minimum of 120 total credit hours with a minimum of 39 credits in general education and 36 credits in upper division coursework.  The CHS curriculum is derived from sets of learning outcomes and mapped courses contain the necessary content and instruction to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of these learning outcomes.

The College of Health Sciences begins accepting applications on August 1st

Start your application today to join the CNU family!


Students can begin the BS in Health Sciences degree program as a freshmen or transfer student. The College of Health Sciences supports an interest in health sciences with award-winning faculty, real-world research experiences, community service learning, leadership development, and the college’s commitment to student support.

Why the College of Health Sciences is the right choice:

  • Strong health science-focused curriculum with a choice of three concentrations: Human Biology, Biopsychology, and Health Science Administration
  • BS-MD and BS-PharmD combined programs
  • Robust academics combined with real-world experience: From general education requirements to a community service learning project, every hands-on experience builds toward a culminating capstone or Course Undergraduate Research Experience (CURE) tailored to student interests.
  • Superb faculty and research: Whether interested in researching DNA repair or exploring the world of advanced molecular and cellular biology, our award-winning faculty and staff will mentor students through cutting-edge research projects.
  • Supportive student services: The College guides students with first-class academic advising and career services so students can reach their goals.
  • Guaranteed space in courses allow students to graduate on time.

The College offers several academic and career opportunities:

  • Students who want a traditional four-year degree may choose from three concentrations to prepare for professional schools or an administrative role in health sciences
  • Students interested in a career in medicine or pharmacy will benefit from the BS-MD and the BS-PharmD Combined Programs which offer the chance to complete a Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Pharmacy degree in as little as six or seven years, versus the usual eight or more years
  • Students who already have a college degree and simply want to improve their record for admission to medical or professional schools will benefit from the Pre-Medical Postbaccalaureate program

Take the next step: Now is the time to earn a valuable degree in a field that opens doors to your future. Click here to learn more about how to apply.




Phone: 916-686-7300




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