Community Health Major Requirements

The curriculum for the major requires all students to take a core of 8 common courses. These courses are designed to provide the core knowledge base for work in community health. Each student also selects a minor from across the college curriculum – the intention is to develop a focused approach and a coherent set of skills in an area that can be applied to the community health profession. This reflects the emphasis of practitioners and professionals in the field for core competencies.

Core Courses (8 courses)

required of all students

  • CHC 100, Introduction to Community Healthcare
  • CHC 200, Healthcare Policy
  • BI 289, Biostatistics; or MA 205, Statistics
  • BI 360, Epidemiology (BI 289 is prerequisite)
  • PY340/PY341: Research Design and Applied Statistics AND Community-Based Research Practicum and Applied Statistics
  • CHC 495, Senior Internship
  • CHC 490, Senior Capstone Project
Focusing Areas

Students are required to complete a minor in another field that they integrate into Community Health.

Psychology (5 courses )

  • PY 101, Introduction to Psychology
  • 2PY courses at 200-lvel
  • 2 PY courses at 300-level

Plus two of the Suggested courses:

  • PY 221, Counseling and Interviewing
  • PY 234, Cross-cultural Psychology
  • PY 300, Psychology of race, class and gender
  • PY 310, Psychology of the Family
  • PY 206, Social Psychology

Counseling (5 courses)

  • PY 221, Counseling and Interviewing
  • PY 231, Abnormal psychology
  • PY 345, Psychology of the family

Plus two of the following:

  • PY 224, Group dynamics
  • PY 234, Cross cultural psychology
  • PY 328, Psychological testing

Sociology (5 courses)

  • SPS 101, Introduction to Social and Political Systems

Plus four of the Suggested courses:

  • AN 220, Culture Health and Healing
  • SO 201, Social Problems
  • SO 250, Nature of Prejudice and Discrimination
  • SO 320, Health Medicine and Society
  • SO 310, Sociology of the Family

Management (5 courses)

  • MN 211, Management Principles

Plus four of the Suggested electives:

  • MN 220, Organizational change, strategies and methods
  • MN 270, The nonprofit organization
  • MN 301, Human resource management
  • MN 304, Business leadership and organizational behavior
  • IDS 200, Inclusive Leadership and Social Responsibility

Human Health - A minor to be proposed (5 courses)

  • BI/IDS 280, Bioethics
  • BI 225, Nutrition
  • BI 250, HIV/AIDS
  • BI 240, Biology of Women
  • BI 345, Psychopharmacology
  • AN 220, Culture Health and Healing
  • SO 320, Health Medicine and Society
Additional valuable courses not formally included in the major:
  • CO 100, Introduction to Mass Communication
  • CO 101, Public Speaking
  • CO 240, Media Writing
  • EN 200 Professional Writing