Graduate Programs. Please contact Natalie Whitehouse-Capuano, the Accelerated Program Coordinator (at 562-985-5414 or via e-mail) or Deby McGill, Health Care Administration Department Coordinator (at 562-985-5694 or via e-mail).
The academic advising process is very important to any degree-seeking student at CSULB. Whether your academic plan is the pursuit of a HCA certificate or of a BSHCA or MSHCA degree, the Department of Health Care Administration faculty will work toward ensuring your success.
Academic advising is a partnership between you and your advisor; you each have responsibilities in the advising process. You can help your advisor by: 1) having transcripts and other information available about prior coursework, and 2) completing all prerequisite courses, preferably before or within two semesters of declaring the major or being admitted into the graduate program.
First, advising allows students the opportunity to know their academic options.
HCA offers four separate academic programs to meet the needs of all students:
Second, advising allows students to learn the requirements for their area of study.
You'll find specific program requirements outlined in the catalog. These requirements are also discussed by your advisor during academic advising.
Third, advising can bring awareness to students about college policies and procedures.
Finally, advising is essential to developing an academic plan.
An academic plan is your course of action outlining what courses you will need to take when and prepare you to graduate.
For specific advising information and forms, select one of the following levels of study:
To view HCA class schedules, please go the CSULB Schedule of Classes web site.