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Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 
Undergraduate Catalog 2011-2012 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Community Health - BS

Community Health

Program Coordinator:

Jessie Daniels. PhD
Professsor, Community Health
2180 Third Avenue, Office #531
(212) 396-7737

Web site:


Community health majors use organizing, educational, media and technological skills along with a sound knowledge of public health to encourage, maintain and improve the health of people in diverse communities. They develop, implement and coordinate health interventions, communicate with a variety of publics about what constitutes good health, how to prevent disease and illness and how to secure treatment when needed.             

Community health majors are employed in community-based and human rights organizations, family planning clinics, mental health centers, homeless shelters, research centers, media organizations, as well as in city and state health departments. The BS degree in Community Health at Hunter pro­vides the background for positions in the field and the academic background to pursue gradu­ate education in public health, social work and related fields.

Fieldwork placements provide students with an opportunity to develop research skills and gain hands-on practice in community health.

Admission Requirements  

Completion of 60 credits; combined grade point average of all postsecondary institutions attended of 3.0; completion of all prerequisite courses.

The requirements for admission into the COMHE major are completion of 60 credits, including the following courses: one semester of statistics; one semester composition; two semesters of sociology; two semesters of anthropology; one semester chemistry with lab; two semesters of psychology, with a combined GPA of all postsecondary institutions attended of 3.0. Students enter the community health program in the fall semester only (no spring admission). Students may apply during the semester that they are completing prerequisites for the program. All applicants, including current Hunter College students, must apply for admission to the program. 

Please note that prospective COMHE majors must also apply directly to the program in addition to applying for admission through CUNY. Further details about this two-step application process are available at the website::

Requirements for Graduation in Community Health (120 cr.)

General Education Requirement

The Hunter General Education Requirement consists of a three-stage Core requirement and Graduation Requirement

As students fulfill their GER, they may select from the courses in the lists above except where indicated below:

Stage 1: Academic Requirements

Stage 2: Broad Exposure

Graduation requirements


Note: An additional 6 credits in social science courses of 200-level or above are required for this major. See below. Selected Pluralism and Diversity courses may partially fulfill the social science requirement.


  •  No minor required.

Total Credits 120