Community Health - BS

The Bachelor of Science in Community Health prepares and educates students to serve as community health educators and promoters in a variety or government and private health agencies, clinical settings, nonprofit organizations, volunteer agencies and other community organizations. This program is unique in that it offers a wide range of approved electives permitting the student to develop a program according to his or her needs and interests. Each graduate will have knowledge enabling them to communicate health and health education needs, concerns and resources.

In addition to classroom experience, the student is exposed to pre-professional training through a non-paid, full semester internship in the final semester.  This internship program provides them with on-the-job experience and employment opportunities. Students are placed in a setting which best fits their professional goals.

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
BIOL 107Zoology 4
American history elective 1,23
Creative arts elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
CHEM 101
CHEM 111
Fundamentals of Chemistry I
and Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory I
American history elective 1,23
HLTH 210Introduction to the Discipline 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
BIOL 319Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
POLS 206American National Government 3
HLTH 231Healthy Lifestyles 3
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
KINE 199Required Physical Activity 1
Social and behavioral sciences elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
BIOL 320Integrated Human Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HLTH 216First Aid 2
Language, philosophy and culture elective 1,23
HLTH 240/KINE 240Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 3
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
HLTH 236Race, Ethnicity and Health 33
HLTH 331Community Health 3
Health Elective 43
Health Elective 43
Free Elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
HLTH 335Human Diseases 3
HLTH 342Human Sexuality 3
Health Elective 43
Health Elective 43
Free Elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
HLTH 353Drugs and Society 3
HLTH 415Health Education Methodology 3
HLTH 425Health Program Evaluation 3
HLTH 440Contemporary Issues for Community Health Interns 53
HLTH 482Grant Writing in Health 51
Free Elective 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
HLTH 484Community Health Internship 12
 Term Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

Course should meet Core Curriculum requirement.


Course selection should meet the International and Cultural Diversity Graduation requirement, if needed.


Course meets International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement. 


To be chosen in consultation with academic advisor.


Course meets the University writing requirement.