For students interested in personal growth, community service, intellectual stimulation, and professional career opportunities in the health field, a minor in health science is a method to achieve these goals. The minor provides a concentration of health-related courses that can enhance skills for students majoring in fields such as Biology, Chemistry, Child Development, Human Services, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Sociology. The minor consists of two advisory track options: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (21 units) and Environmental and Occupational Health (22 units). The Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Advisory track provides students with a broad overview of health and well-being, health behavior theory, and specialized content areas to meet student’s interests. The Environmental and Occupational Health track (22 units), designed to complement majors such as chemistry and biology, provides students with the necessary coursework to become eligible for the Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) Exam offered by the California Department of Health Services. CSUF has the only approved REHS program in Orange County.
Admission into programs leading to licensure and credentialing does not guarantee that students will obtain a license or credential. Licensure and credentialing requirements are set by agencies that are not controlled by or affiliated with the CSU and requirements can change at any time. For example, licensure or credentialing requirements can include evidence of the right to work in the United States (e.g., social security number or tax payer identification number) or successfully passing a criminal background check. Students are responsible for determining whether they can meet licensure or credentialing requirements. The CSU will not refund tuition, fees, or any associated costs, to students who determine subsequent to admission that they cannot meet licensure or credentialing requirements. Information concerning licensure and credentialing requirements are available within each program.