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Welcome to Health Studies


Health Studies Program
Sarah M. Mathis
Program Director
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

Coming in Fall 2021

Preparing you to be a health care leader

Pacific's Health Studies program prepares you for a career in one of the many nonclinical areas of health care that require a broad base of knowledge in the social sciences and the humanities. Examples of those careers include hospital administration, public policy, health care marketing, social work, public relations, health data analysis and health education.

As a Health Studies student, you will gain practical experience by working in the field with health professionals, first observing and then participating. You will go into the workplace to gain practical experience and return to your professors to analyze and learn from those experiences.


In addition to foundational and elective courses, you will specialize in one of three career-oriented concentrations: 

  • Social Services: Sociology and psychology classes prepare you to understand the individual and structural factors that affect health and how you can help provide the social services that build healthier communities and improve equality in access to healthcare. 
  • Health Leadership: Business and sociology classes prepare you to lead and administer health-related businesses and community organizations. 
  • Health Policy: Political science and economics classes prepare you to draft government policies, understand the trade-offs for institutions as these policies are put into practice and advocate for those trying to change government policies.

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Sarah Mathis
Interim Program Director

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