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Community Health Major

Develop the skills and background required for positions in a variety of health professions and for admission into advanced degree programs. Choose from a number of concentrations to help you meet specific career goals. Our well-developed internship program and independent study options have lead graduates to work in a wide range of health and educational settings.

Prepare for post-graduate programs in areas such as medicine, dentistry, physical or occupational therapy and chiropractic medicine by combining health education with 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

Concentration Options

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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

Chair: Jill Murphy
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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