Health Sciences, BS Concentration in Community Health

The concentration in Community Health will prepare Health Sciences students for community-based work in public health. Students will acquire skills and knowledge related to planning, implementing, and evaluating community health improvement projects and interventions.

Program Requirements

Students intending to obtain this concentration, must meet the following requirements:

  1. Meet all University admission and academic requirements.
  2. Students must be enrolled in the Health Sciences program.
  3. Complete all requirements for Health Sciences, BS.
  4. Complete the following six required three-hour courses:
HCMG 3211Intro to Community Health3
HLTH 3420Health Education3
HSCI 3520Legal Issues in Health Care3
HSCI 3550Ethical Issues in Health Care3
HCMG 3701Intro to Epidemiology3
HSCI 4101Consumer Health3
Total Credit Hours18

Other Concentration Specific Requirements

  1. Grades of a D will not count toward graduation for Area F or for any upper-level concentration requirements.
  2. In order to receive the concentration in Community Health, a student must complete the 18-hour course requirements.
  3. The HSCI 4970 Internship/Practicum: Students with a concentration in community health are encouraged to seek out an internship/field experience in this area.