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2019 Major Specific Requirements for CSULB Students - CHHS

CSULB students must meet precise major specific criteria in order to ‘declare a major.’ While freshmen are admitted directly into some majors, many majors require that students begin as pre-majors and then declare the major if and when they complete the major specific criteria. All students must have a declared major by the time they reach 60 earned units. This applies equally to students who are:

  • Undeclared
  • Were admitted into a ‘pre-major’ and are requesting to declare the major
  • Requesting to change major
  • Requesting to add a major

Except for “Highly Impacted” majors, native CSULB students can ‘declare a major’ if they meet the major specific minimum cumulative GPA and required lower division preparation. There are limitations on the ability to add a second major or to add/change degree objectives based on the following policies:

To review the detailed major specific requirements select the major below. If a major is highly impacted it will be noted next to the name of the major and additional supplemental criteria and requirements are indicated in the major specific details. They are subject to change for future terms.

 

Athletic Training

 Athletic Training is a highly impacted program.

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following. Applicants must submit a separate program application to the CSULB Athletic Training Education Program. See the CSULB Athletic Training Education Program web site for the separate program application and deadlines. The separate program application must be accompanied by three letters of recommendation; one letter must be from the athletic training setting noted below. 

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.7
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy

MATH

109,or 113,or 119A, or 122

Modeling w/Algebra; Pre-Calculus Algebra; Survey of Calculus; Calculus I

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

PHYS

100A

General Physics

PSY

100

General Psychology

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Minimum of 150 pre–professional athletic training hours.

  • At least 100 hours must be attained by observation in a traditional athletic training setting under the supervision of a BOC certified athletic trainer.
    • A maximum of 50 of these hours may be attained in a clinical setting under the supervision of an allied healthcare professional. 
    • Health Care Professional: Athletic Trainer, Chiropractor, Dentist, Registered Dietitian, Emergency Medical Technician, Nurse Practitioner, Nutritionist, Paramedic, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Orthotist, Physician (MD/DO), Pharmacist, Physical Therapist, Physician Assistant, Podiatrist, Prosthetist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse or Social Worker who hold a current active state or national practice credential and/or certification in the discipline and whose discipline provides direct patient care in a field that has direct relevancy to the practice and discipline of Athletic Training.
Additional Required Preparation Courses 

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" of better)

Course Number

Course Title

ATEP

207

Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

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Criminology and Criminal Justice

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (Grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

SOC

100

Introductory Sociology

PSY

100

General Psychology

POSC

100

Introduction to American Government

CRJU

101

Introduction to Criminal Justice System in Society

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking (PHIL 170 is recommmended)
Additional Required Preparation Courses 

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

CRJU

110

Introduction to Justice Research, Writing and Reasoning

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Dietetics & Food Admin. (Option in Food Science)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

201

General Microbiology for Health Professionals

CHEM

111A

General Chemistry

MATH

113,119A,122

 Pre-Calculus Algebra or higher; (Equivalent to Survey of Calculus; Calculus I)

NUTR

132

Introduction to Nutrition

PSY

100

General Psychology

 

Complete one of the following courses:

 

 

BIOL

260

Biostatistics

HDEV

190

Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics

SOC

170

Elementary Statistics

STAT 

108

Statistics for Everyday Life

STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking

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Dietetics & Food Admin. (Option in Nutrition & Dietetics)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)

Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.8

Course Number

Course Title

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

CHEM

111A

General Chemistry

MATH

113

 Pre-Calculus Algebra

BIOL

201

General Microbiology for Health Professionals

Complete one of the following:

 

 

STAT

108

Statistics for Everyday Life

BIOL

260

Biostatistics

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics

HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
SOC 170 Elementary Statistics
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 

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Family & Consumer Sciences (Option in Child Dev. & Family Studies)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

120

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; or a Global Issues Course

 PSY

100

General Psychology

CDFS

111

Pre-School Child

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics
Additional Required Preparation Courses for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

CDFS

211

Guiding Young Children


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Family & Consumer Sciences (Option in Family Life Education)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

120

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; or a Global Issues Course

 PSY

100

General Psychology

CDFS

111

Pre-School Child

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics

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Family & Consumer Sciences (Option in Consumer Affairs)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

PSY or SOC

100

General Psychology or  Introductory Sociology

 ECON

100, 101

Principles of Macroeconomics; or Principles of Microeconomics

Complete one of the following:

 

 

HDEV

190

Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences

SOC

170

 Elementary Statistics

STAT

108

Statistics for Everyday Life

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics

STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics (If Statistics course above is not GE approved)

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Family & Consumer Sciences (Option in Fashion Merchandising)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

 CHEM

100 or 111A

Chemistry & Today's World; or General Chemistry

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics 

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Family & Consumer Sciences (Option in Fashion Design)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

 CHEM

100 or 111A

Chemistry & Today's World; or General Chemistry

HIST or AH

131 or 111A

Early Western Civilization; or Foundation of Art History I

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics 

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Health Care Administration

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

205 or 207 or 208 or 211

Human Biology or Human Physiology or Human Anatomy or Intro Evolution/Diversity

ECON

101

Principles of Microeconomics

ACCT

201

Elementary Financial Accounting

Complete one of the following:

 

 

SOC

170

 Elementary Statistics 

STAT

108 

Statistics for Everyday Life

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics

HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics (If Statistics course above is not GE approved)


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Health Science (Option in Community Health Education)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.4
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

205 or

207 and 208

Human Biology; or

Both Human Physiology and Human Anatomy

NUTR or

RSCH

132 or

207 or 296B

Introductory Nutrition or

Interdspln Appr Hlth Disp or
Intro Behav Resch Methods

Complete one of the following:

 

 

SOC

170

 Elementary Statistics

STAT

108 

Statistics for Everyday Life

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
STAT 118

Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics (If Statistics course above is not GE approved)

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Health Science (Option in School Health Education)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.4
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

205 or

207 and 208

Human Biology; or

Both Human Physiology and Human Anatomy

PSY

100

General Pyschology

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

Complete one of the following:

 

 

SOC

170

 Elementary Statistics

STAT

108 

Statistics for Everyday Life

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics
 
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Written CommunicationRequired General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics (If Statistics course above is not GE approved)

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Hospitality Management

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

ECON or ACCT

101 or 201

Principles of Microeconomics or Elementary Financial Accounting

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics

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Kinesiology (Option in Physical Education)

Option in Physical Education - Teacher Education

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy

KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology

PSY

100

General Psychology

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics

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Kinesiology (Option in Exercise Science)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.25
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy

KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology

MATH

113, 119A or 122

Precalculus Algebra; or higher equivalent to Survey of Calculus I; or Calculus I

PSY

100

General Psychology

CHEM or PHYS

111A or 100A

General Chemistry or General Physics

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 

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Kinesiology (Option in Fitness)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy

KIN 201 Introduction to Kinesiology

PSY

100

General Psychology

Complete one of the following:

 

 
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 110 Introductory Statistics
SOC 170 Elementary Statistics
STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

 

 

 

 

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics if Statistics course taken is not GE approved
Additional Required  Preparation for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

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Kinesiology (Option in Sport Psychology & Leadership)

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy

KIN 201

Introduction to Kinesiology

PSY

100

General Psychology

Complete one of the following:

 

 
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 110 Introductory Statistics
SOC 170 Elementary Statistics
STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics if Statistics course taken is not GE approved
Additional Required Preparation for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

NUTR

132

Introductory Nutrition

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Nursing BSN Basic

Nursing BSN Basic is a highly impacted program.

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following. Applicants must submit a separate program application to the School of Nursing. In reviewing applications, a personal profile is developed for each applicant based on GPA in pre–requisite courses and the General Assessment Test. The largest weight in the profile is derived from the pre–requisite science courses GPA, with typical courses being 3.25 or higher and no grades below “C.” Applicants with the highest profile scores are selected for admission. The number of applicants who can be admitted is limited by space availability. It is anticipated that about 72 students will be admitted each fall and spring from hundreds of applications. Additional information about the admissions review process and statistics on those accepted to the major is available on the School of Nursing website.

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.25
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology Lecture & Lab (4 semester units minimum)

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy Lecture & Lab (4 semester units minimum)

BIOL

201

Microbiology Lecture & Lab (General Microbiology for Health Professionals/ 4 semester units minimum)

CHEM

140

General, Inorganic, Organic or Intergrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken)

Complete one of the following:

 

 
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 110 Introductory Statistics
SOC 170 Elementary Statistics
STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Applicants must complete a General Assessment Test given by the School of Nursing

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Nursing Registered Nurses (RN to BSN Program)

Nursing Registered Nurses is a highly impacted program.

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following. Applicants must submit a separate program application to the School of Nursing.

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.75
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

207

Human Physiology Lecture & Lab (4 semester units minimum)

BIOL

208

Human Anatomy Lecture & Lab (4 semester units minimum)

BIOL

201

Microbiology Lecture & Lab (General Microbiology for Health Professionals)

CHEM

140

General, Inorganic, Organic or Intergrated (with associated lab if required at the institution where the course was taken)

Complete one of the following:

 

 
HDEV 190 Elementary Statistics in Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSY 110 Introductory Statistics
SOC 170 Elementary Statistics
STAT 108 Statistics for Everyday Life
STAT 118 Statistics for Business

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking

Accredited Associate Degree in Nursing and RN license

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Recreation & Leisure Studies

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.0
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Complete one of the following major preparation courses

Course Number

Course Title

ANTH

120

Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

CDFS

211

Guiding Young Children

HDEV 

180

Lifespan Human Development

PSY

100

General Pyschology

SOC

100

Principles of Sociology

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics
Additional Required Preparation Courses for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

REC

141 or 225

Introduction to Leisure Services or Programming Recreation Activities


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Recreation Therapy

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.4
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

PSY

100

General Psychology

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Mathematics
Additional Required Preparation Courses for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

REC

141or 225

Introduction to Leisure Services or Programming Recreation Activities


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Social Work

Social Work is a highly impacted program.

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following. Applicants must submit a separate program application to the School of Social Work by March 1st for the upcoming fall semester. The application includes statements of biographical and educational background and a description of community and/or social work experience. In addition, each applicant must submit two letters of reference, one academic and one professional. Eligible applicants will be selected for admission on a space-available basis based on review of the entire application packet. View the BASW sequence of course information on our website for more information.

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses

Course Number

Course Title

BIOL

205

Human Biology Course (Human Biology Recommended)

PSY

100

General Pyschology

Complete one of the following courses:

 

 

HDEV

190

Elementary Statistics in Social & Behavioral Sciences

STAT

108

Statistics for Everyday Life

PSY

110

Introductory Statistics

SOC

170

Elementary Statistics; or another course in statistics

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics, if Statistics course taken above is not GE approved

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Speech Language Pathology

To be considered for admission to the major, applicants must demonstrate the following.

  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.5
  • Minimum lower division preparation (grade of C or better required)
Major Preparation Courses

Major Preparation Courses must be completed with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Course Number

Course Title

GENERAL ED
CATEGORY

Category B2

Human Physiology & Lab or Human Anatomy & Lab Recommended

GENERAL ED
CATEGORY

Category B1/B3

Physical Science Course (Chem 100- ChemistryToday's World; or PHYS 100A - General Physics are recommended)

SOCIAL SCIENCE COURSE

See Course Titles

(ANTH 120 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology; or PSY 100 - General Psychology; or SOC 100 - Principles of Sociology are recommended)

STATISTICS COURSE

Any STAT

Any STAT Courses

Required General Education courses not covered by major preparation courses:

  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
Additional Required  Preparation for CSULB Students

Additional Lower Division Preparation Required for CSULB Students (Grade of "C" or better)

Course Number

Course Title

SLP

261

Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism

SLP

271

Phonetics

 

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