Community Health

The B.S. in Community Health provides an academic foundation, background in the basic health sciences, and in-depth development of the Seven Areas of Responsibilities and Competencies for Health Education Specialists as required by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing. Graduates are eligible to sit for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) Examination.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Community Health will allow graduating students to plan, implement, and evaluation programs that educate people about their health in a number of settings such as government health agencies (e.g., local public health departments), voluntary health organizations (e.g., American Heart Association), hospitals, businesses, and other health-related organizations. The Community Health Degree Plan includes basic science courses, health content courses such as Human Diseases, Drugs and Society, Global Health, and Human Sexuality, but also skill-based courses such as Health Education Methodology, Health Program Evaluation, Community Health, and Grant Writing. This program includes a semester-long internship, which provides practical, real life experience before entering the work force.

Note: Applicants are reviewed by committee and admitted on a competitive basis. Meeting the minimum requirements listed does not guarantee admission.