California Northstate University (CNU) was founded in 2007 by a group of visionary leaders to meet the needs of our communities. The success of the College of Pharmacy led to the establishment of the CNU College of Medicine, and then the launch of the undergraduate College of Health Sciences in June 2015. All three colleges emphasize education, partnership, and scholarship.
Based on today’s local and national demand for undergraduate education in the health sciences, the College of Health Sciences operates as a unique health sciences program dedicated to educating, developing, and training individuals for a successful career and to meet the requirements of most professional health schools.
- A career in the field of healthcare begins with rigorous study of core sciences such as biology and chemistry.
- Education in the health sciences must empower students to apply quantitative methods and critical thinking to the practice of healthcare.
- The study of the humanities and social science disciplines helps to develop strength of character and the interpersonal skills essential for work in healthcare fields.
- Community service projects and independent scholarly research foster success by providing students opportunities for real-world application of concepts and theories learned in the classroom.
To advance the art and science of healthcare.
- Innovation in student centered teaching methods
- Open and clear communication
- Diversity of experience, culture and thought
- Inspiration of altruism, empathy and civic virtue
- Professionalism and integrity in all interactions with stakeholders
- Innovation in teaching, scholarship and research
- Fostering leadership and advocacy for patients and the profession
Evolution to excellence in education requires continual pursuit of higher levels of performance and achievement. We seek to challenge undergraduate students with a comprehensive academic program that prepares them for success and leadership in a professional healthcare career. Quality education for students pursuing a career in healthcare professions begins with rigorous study of core sciences such as biology and chemistry. The program of education must further empower students to apply quantitative methods and critical thinking to the practice of healthcare. Strength of character and interpersonal skills essential for work in healthcare-related fields are developed and enhanced through the study of relevant humanities and social science disciplines. Along with traditional lecture and lab courses, the opportunity to perform community service learning projects and independent scholarly research provides important capstone experience in applying concepts and theory learned in the classroom to real-world situations