The undergraduate major in Health Communication is the first in the State of California and one of only a handful of such programs in the United States. With a base in Communication courses, students majoring in Health Communication study topics such as doctor-patient communication, health communication campaigns, communication in health risk and crisis, and other topics in various contexts. Students also take courses in allied health-related disciplines.
This is a Bachelor of Science degree. Graduates may seek positions in a variety of health-related industries. Some will consider graduate study in one of the fastest growing areas in our field.
Must be taken for a grade. Minimum GPA 2.75 and minimum grade of C required. General Education oral communication requirement (3 units) and six units selected from:
A minimum of 42 upper division units
9 units, prerequisite for all 400-level courses:
(18 units from the following) *Must be completed before taking COMM 495 Capstone
6 units from following - *Must be completed before taking COMM 495 Capstone:
6 units from the following:
(3 units; must have completed 300, 350, and required Conceptualizing & Investigating units; and be in last or next-to-last semester prior to graduating)