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California State University, Long Beach
Health Science Department at CSULB

Welcome to the Health Science Department

The Health Science Department is home to nearly 600 undergraduate and graduate students, 9 full-time, and approximately 40 part-time faculty members. Students and faculty are representative of the university's diverse population reflecting a wide range of ages, cultural backgrounds, and life experiences. Faculty members are dedicated to teaching, scholarship, and service. Faculty members strive to develop responsible and knowledgeable graduates capable of addressing social and public health problems. The department maintains a strong commitment to research through individual and collaborative efforts. Additionally, faculty members provide visionary leadership for local, statewide, and national professional organizations, governmental agencies, voluntary, and community based organizations.

Admission to the Program

The options in Community Health and School Health within the Health Science Department require no special admission procedures.

Freshman/Transfer Information

All freshman students entering CSULB should begin preparing for their first semester of study by taking the Mathematics and English Placement Tests (ELM and EPT) offered by the University. In addition to completing GE requirements prior to entering CSULB, transfer students should consult the CSULB catalog for lower division courses that may be taken at a community college. Please refer to the Department for possible updates. Registration for fall classes begins with the Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) program. A SOAR brochure will be mailed to admitted students.

Scholarship Information and Financial Support

  • Gaines Award
  • Pollack Award
  • Forouzesh Scholarship
  • Assistantships/Faculty Research Projects
  • Scholarships from the College of Health and Human Services
  • Scholarships and Support from the University

Message to Health Science Department Students

The Health Science Department welcomes this year's 2014-2015 entering students. Best wishes for a rewarding and successful academic year.