A History of Service
For over five decades, CSUDH has provided transformative education and resources to Southern California’s underserved communities. Starting with just a single course in 1973, CSUDH’s health care offerings have grown in size, scope, and impact with each new year. As they prepare to celebrate 50 years of service to the health science field, the College of Health, Human Services and Nursing continues to play a major role in preparing health care professionals.
Important Dates in CSUDH Health Science:
- 1973: First health science course offered
CSUDH rolled out its first health science course, Medical Technology. The course provided students with the clinical training needed for eligibility for a Medical Technologist license.
- 1975: Allied Health founded
This new department focused on the Allied Health major, which was introduced as an optional Health Science major.
- 1978: First CSUDH pre-med programs established
CSUDH introduced a variety of pre-professional programs, including offerings in medicine, osteopathy, dentistry, pharmacy, optometry, and podiatry.
- 1979: Expansion of majors
The Human Services major was established, as were three new health science options: Health Care Management, Clinical Health, and Community Health.
- 1981: Statewide nursing program started
CSUDH began to offer a BS and MS in nursing, along with undergraduate and graduate-level certification programs.
- 1995: CSUDH School of Health established
- 2004: College of Health and Human Services formed
This new college brought together four academic units under one umbrella: Health Sciences, Human Development, Kinesiology and Recreation, and Nursing.
- 2009-2011: College of Professional Studies created
Health science courses briefly moved into the short-lived College of Professional Studies, which combined the College of Education with the College of Health and Human Services.
- 2013: College of Health, Human Services and Nursing established
The College of Education was replaced with the College of Nursing to establish CHHSN.