Community Health Major

Gain critical skills for countless health-related professions.

As a leader in community health, our program’s mission is preparing you to:

  • assess the health needs of diverse communities
  • identify and advocate for evidence-based solutions to public health issues
  • plan, implement, administer and evaluate health programs, policies and systems throughout the world

Several concentration options help you meet specific career goals. Additionally, our well-developed internship program and independent study options can lead to a fulfilling career in healthcare or educational settings.

If a post-graduate program is your goal, you will be able to pursue disciplines such as medicine, dentistry, physical or occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine by pursuing the concentration in allied health.

Career Potential

  • Community health educator
  • Public health
  • Environmental health specialist
  • College health promotion specialist
  • Wellness health promotion specialist
  • Health administrator
  • International health promotion

What Will I Learn?

This major will prepare you to work with

  • Individuals, groups and families
  • Health-related organizations (e.g. American Cancer Society)
  • University based health services
  • Wellness centers
  • Employee health behavior programs at the local, state, or federal level

Special Features

  • Study Abroad in London, Belize, Australia, Africa
  • Concentrations for more focused study
  • Full semester of fieldwork

Get Involved

College is more than a classroom. Enhance your experience with extracurricular opportunities: Combine academic course work with out-of-class experiences that provide you direct contact with health and education professionals.

Honor Societies

Eta Sigma Gamma, National Health Education Honorary

Next Steps

Contact Us

Office: Van Hoesen, Room C-11
Phone: 607-753-4225
Fax: 607-753-4226

Fast Facts

Community health students have completed internships across the globe in places such as Belize, Peru, Australia, Kenya and South Africa. You can use a community health degree with a concentration in allied health to prepare for post-graduate programs in many clinical areas.

Type of Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Credit Hours: 124


We recognize excellence in our students with awards and scholarships.

  • Joseph F. Governali Award for Excellence in Health Education
  • Katherine Allen Whitaker Award
  • Charles N. Poskanzer Award
  • Human Service Studies Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement
  • Ross L. Allen Award
  • Leonard T. Gath Award

See all scholarship opportunities

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