Apr 22, 2018  
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Undergraduate Catalog 2017-2018

Community Health Program Description


Students in the Community Health major will develop the skills needed to be able to effectively answer various public health questions through a social justice lens. Community health professionals work to improve the health and wellbeing of entire communities. Students will learn to analyze how both social structures (including poverty, racism and environmental exposures) and behavioral choices shape a community’s health. They will take courses in health disparities, epidemiology, public health biology, and community health assessment to develop their analytic skills and courses in health communications and social media to learn tools for addressing public health problems. This program is designed to prepare students for work in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city, state and national health departments.

This is a competitive, 48-credit major and requires the following prerequisites: completion of 60 credits; combined grade point average (GPA) of all postsecondary institutions attended at least 3.0; and completion of the six prerequisite courses with at least a grade of “C” in each.